New York City Mayor To Visit Nigeria On Sunday


New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, will arrive in Nigeria on Sunday for a two-day visit as part of his tour to Africa.

Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in New York.

Egopija said the mayor would be attending the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting in Abuja during the visit.

“He will be visiting the Minister of FCT to commence a sister-city relationship between the city of Abuja and New York,’’ he said.

A sister-city or a twin town relationship is a form of legal or social agreement between two geographically and politically distinct localities aimed at promoting cultural and commercial ties.

According to the Consul-General, “Eric Adams would also be paying a courtesy call to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and meeting the business community in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.”

Egopija had in January briefed Adams, at a meeting of African Consuls General, on areas of interest in the sister city’s relationship with New York.

He said; “We have started an engagement on the need to have the sister city relationship between the City of New York and the FCT.

“We want a situation whereby the city of Abuja and New York are able to partner in the area of education, fire service, medical support and other social services.”

“Also, cultural engagement, the mayor has taken due note of my suggestion and said, the city would be willing to collaborate with the mission, especially as it relates to our desire to promote the ‘Seki dance’.

“The Seki dance troupe and America Tap dance, have a similarity: the origin of America Tap dance has been attributed to come from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria,’’ Egopija added.

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