The Nigerian Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus, H.E. Prof. Steve Davies Ugbah participated in the online conference tagged “Africa-Russia: Achievements, Problems, Prospects” on Friday 15th May, 2020.
The conference which was organized by Russia International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Africa Business Initiative (ABI) addressed several issues which include the report of the First Russia-Africa Economic Summit held in Sochi, in October 2019, the crisis in the oil sector, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the African continent and Russia.
The Nigerian Envoy commended the initiatives by world leaders in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and also saluted the professionalism of health workers in the front line.
He also noted that Nigeria is a major player in the oil industry and will continue to abide with OPEC decisions.