Nigeria's Minister for External Affairs, Doctor Okoi Arikpo, arrived in Sydney on Monday (28 August) for talks with the government.
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REPORTER: Back in January 1970, the Civil war finished in Nigeria. How has the country recovered since then ?
MINISTER: I would say completely. There's been complete consummation, there's free movement of people throughout the country. Many people who left their place of work have returned to their former places of work and the work of reconstruction is progressing very satisfactorily.
REPORTER: What would you say would be the biggest problem in the country at the moment ?
MINISTER: Well our biggest problem of course is finance. (Indistinct) But I think we have done very well with what we have.
REPORTER: Would you be approaching Australia for aid during your visit here.
MINISTER: Not directly. I will be discussing with my colleague and officials of the commonwealth government, the possibility of increased interaction in the education and possibly economic fields.
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Background: Nigeria's Minister for External Affairs, Doctor Okoi Arikpo, arrived in Sydney on Monday (28 August) for talks with the government.
Doctor Arikpo is the most senior Nigerian Minister ever to visit Australia.
Questioned on arrival, he said Nigeria had recovered completely from the civil war and that reconstruction work was progressing satisfactorily.