The federal government has charged officials of Nigeria’s foreign mission in Kingston, Jamaica, to strive to improve the country’s image.

The minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the charge when he paid an inspection visit to the High Commission in Kingston.

Onyeama who was on a round trip from Kingston to Montego Bay also urged them to maintain efforts aimed at properly positioning Nigeria’s image in the country.


The Minister also visited the biggest Heart Institute in the Caribbean owned by a Nigerian and the Bob Marley Memorial Centre named after the late Jamaican born reggae music maestro.

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The minister’s visit is part of the activities to commemorate 50 years of good bilateral relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Jamaica.

Earlier, an inaugural direct flight from Lagos to Montego Bay was launched on Monday, 21 December 2020.

Aboard the flight was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and other Nigerian government officials and members of the organised private sector.

They were received at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, by the Minister of Transportation of Jamaica and other top Jamaican government officials.

A statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye, the Spokesperson of MFA on Tuesday, 22 December, 2020, stated that the Nigerian delegation was hosted to a breakfast meeting by the Jamaican Minister for International Relations, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.

The interface discussed areas of cooperation between Nigeria and Jamaica, including collaboration between Nollywood and the Jamaican film industry.

Also in attendance at the meeting were the Jamaican Ministers of Tourism, Transportation and Mining and other members of the Nigerian delegation.

Nwaonye explained that “It is expected that the welcome development will deepen relations between the two countries in areas of tourism, education and economic activities, to mention a few.”


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