The Director General, National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has launched the Nigerian, Ghana Friendship Club to further strengthen the relationship between both countries.
Otunba who was speaking at the 5th Accra Weizo tourism and travel in Ghana said both countries have a lot of history which needed to be highlighted for future generations to come.
He said the friendship club is intended to strengthen the bilateral and cultural relationship between both counties and bring its citizens closer adding that it is high time the African continent come together and put their differences aside particularly Nigeria and Ghana.
Runsewe noted that newly launched friendship club will be the first in Africa that will leave a legacy for unborn Ghanaians and unborn Nigerians to borrow a leaf from and work in harmony.
“Nigeria and Ghana have been together for a long time. We are brothers and sisters meant to keep the long relationship between both countries going. The time has come for this continent particularly Nigeria and Ghana to come together and sort out their differences.
“With the launch of this club we are going to have a new thinking between Ghana and Nigeria. We will have stronger ties better than what we used to have. This day marks a new beginning for both countries, the unborn Ghanaians and unborn Nigerians will come to meet this friendship with peace and nothing can separate Nigeria and Ghana” he said.
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi who was also at the event said the Nigeria, Ghana friendship predates time and needed to be strengthened.
“This is a great day for Ghana and Nigeria. This friendship predates all of and it will supersede and continue to grow from strength to strength.”
By Friday Nwosu