The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has pledged to unveil a commemorative stamp ahead of the celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of Bangladesh nation, Bangabadhu Sheikh Majibur Rahman.
This was part of the resolutions at the end of a courtesy visit to the Postmaster General Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi on Monday, by a delegation of the Bangladesh High Commission to Nigeria.
The High Commissioner of the Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Md. Shameem Ahsan and the Third Secretary and Head of Chancery of the Commission, Mr. Mohammad Ekramul Hoque lead the delegation.
The visit to NIPOST by the High Commission was part of the efforts by Bangladesh and Bangladesh to explore areas of mutual cooperation.
The birth centenary celebration for the founding father of Bangladesh nation, Bangabadhu Sheikh Majibur Rahman will commence on March 17, 2020 with several other events being lined up.
Speaking during the meeting, the Postmaster General appreciated the High Commissioner for the visit to NIPOST, saying the the government of Nigeria was ready to make resources and expertise to partner with the High Commission in achieving such assignment.
According to the Postmaster General, the commemorative stamp will also project the name and image of Nigeria in a positive light to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the world at large, saying the time frame to produce the commemorative stamp be discussed between the High Commission and the agency as committees will be set up to fine-tune the modalities.
Dr. Adewusi further noted that he was pleased to work with the Bangladesh high Commission in achieving the assignment and also increasing the bilateral relationship between both countries.
Earlier, the Bangladesh High Commissioner, Md. Shameem Ahsan, appreciated the Nigerian government for the support extended to him since assumption of office at the High Commission, assuring the NIPOST management of his willingness to further extend the relationship by exploring all forms of cooperation required to smoothen the bilateral relations.
Mr. Shameen Ashan further noted that Bangladesh and Nigeria have several similarities ranging from population, love for sports, especially football and love for rice.