The Consul-General of Nigeria to Douala, the Republic of Cameroon, Ambassador (HRM) Queen Efe A. Clark-Omeru, recently commissioned the Abuja Market plaza built by eminent Nigerian Alhaji Abba Mustafa. The multimillion-dollar facility is located in Douala, Cameroon, a city with a large Nigerian migrant population.
In her commissioning speech, Ambassador Clark-Omeru commended Alhaji Abba for his investment in Cameroon, which she said would create numerous business opportunities and job opportunities for both Nigerians and Cameroonians. She also expressed hope that the new building would further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
“This is a good day for Nigerians, for Cameroonians, and for the people of Adamawa State in Nigeria,” said Ambassador Clark-Omeru. “I am happy to be here and to be part of this joy of today. Nigerians are happy, Cameroonians are happy, as well as the Adamawa indigenes.”
She also praised the Cameroon authorities for fostering a spirit of brotherhood between Nigeria and Cameroon by offering a great opportunity to Alhaji Abba.
“As we are celebrating this great achievement, the fact still remains that this facility is a representation of close collaboration and one cordial relationship between Alhaji Abba Mustafa and our host authorities which provided a friendly environment and gradually the opportunity for him to purchase the land,” she said.
Alhaji Abba Mustafa thanked the Nigeria Consul General for honoring the invitation and supporting Nigerians in Cameroon. He also expressed his gratitude to the Cameroon authorities for their cooperation.
“I am using this opportunity to thank the President and members of the Nigerian Community in Douala and the royal fathers who came as well as everybody who graced this day,” he said. “May you all return home safely, thank you very much.”
Ismaila Adegbola, the Chief Executive Officer of ND Group, also praised Alhaji Abba for investing in Cameroon and building such an impressive structure that would provide employment opportunities to many. Adegbola has also urged the Nigerian government to recognize Alhaji Abba’s contributions to the country by including him in the nation’s historical book.
“This is a milestone achievement for Nigeria as a country,” said Adegbola. “We are calling on the Federal Government to decorate this great man with a national award for bringing smiles and success into the lives of over five million Nigerians in Cameroon.”
The Abuja Market Plaza is a symbol of the strong bonds between Nigeria and Cameroon. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Alhaji Abba Mustafa, and it will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.