Nasarawa State government is seeking for partnership with the Government of Kuwait in the production of oil and gas.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the request when he paid a visit to the Kuwaiti Ambassador at the embassy in Abuja.
Governor Sule, was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Liaison in Abuja, Hon Yusuf Maianguwa.
He said: “Nasarawa State wants the new emir not only to continue but sustain the existing bilateral relations between Kuwait and Nasarawa State especially with the ongoing oil exploration work in Keana Local Government Area.
“We want Kuwait to support the government of Nasarawa State in its quest to join the league of oil producing states in Nigeria,” he said.
The governor who condoled Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber, the Kuwaiti new emir, described the late emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber, as a great freedom fighter and global humanitarian who battled and restored the country’s international relations after the Gulf War.
Governor Sule further eulogised the late monarch as an astute and judicious leader, adding that the technological and economic advancement of Kuwait came alive with his wealth of experience and technological support as well as firm leadership resulting in sound economic foundations.
The governor’s delegation, which had the Head of Administration and Protocol Liaison Office Abuja, Abdulhamid Musa Tanko, joined the people of Kuwait and millions of admirers to mourn Al Sheikh Sabah’s death and give thanks to Allah for granting him the grace to have lived and served his people.
Governor Sule equally used the visit to congratulate the new Emir of Kuwait prince Nawaf for succeeding his late elder brother and prayed that God grants him the wisdom and strength to lead Kuwait to greatness.
Responding, the Kuwait Ambassador to Nigeria, AbdulAziz Al-Bisher, appreciated the governor for the visit and promised to forward his sympathy to the new Emir of Kuwait.