Nigeria, strong country with bright prospects in future – Zarchi

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Islamic Republic of Iran Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Morteza Rahimi Zarchi has said that his tour of duty was very successful, describing Nigeria as a strong country in Africa with bright prospects for the future.

He made it known while receiving his farewell audience from President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Abuja on Friday. He commended President Buhari for strides in the war against corruption, and revival of the economy. On the fight against insurgency, the Ambassador said Iran had a lot of experiences to share with Nigeria, and believed that the terror war would eventually be won.

Recalling his visits to Iran as Oil Minister in the 1970s, and as a civilian President, the Nigerian Leader lauded the relationship between the two countries, describing it as mutually beneficial.

President Buhari wished the Ambassador, who spent about four years in Nigeria, greater successes in his future endeavours.

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