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African traditional institutions urged to cooperate

Sunday, 15th May 2016
Mr. Nelson Ocheger (standing) speaking during the courtesy call to His Royal Highness.
The Charge'd'Affaires of the Uganda High Commission to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Nelson Ocheger has emphasised the need for cultural cooperation among African societies in order to preserve African traditional customs and values. Mr. Ocheger stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Minna, His Royal highness, Dr. Umar Bahazo at his palace in Minna, the capital of the Niger State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Mr. Ocheger said that like in the Niger State, there are recognised cultural institutions in the Republic of Uganda that, apart from promoting different cultures, are involved in the development of their respective societies. He called for increased cultural cooperation amongst the Niger State and Ugandan cultural institutions.

In his response, His Royal Highness, Dr. Umar Bahazo thanked Mr. Ocheger for paying him a courtesy call and reiterated that African traditional institutions have a lot in common. These similarities, he said, should be harnessed to contribute to peaceful coexistence and social development in the continent.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Nurh Byarufu, the Counsellor at the Uganda High Commission and members of the Council of Minna.

Source: Uganda High Commission, Abuja