Hungary Offers Fifty Scholarship Slots to Nigerian Students
The Hungarian government has offered fifty scholarships slots to Nigerian students aspiring to be educated in their higher institutions. This information was made known by Hungary’s minster of foreign affairs and trade, Péter Szijjarto who met with his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. There are currently over 900 Nigerian students attending Hungarian universities according to the website of the Hungarian government. Meanwhile, during Szijjarto’s meeting with Onyeama on Friday, April 1, the ministers signed an economic cooperation agreement and agreed on the opening of a 69 million US Dollar credit line by Hungary’s Eximbank.
Szijjarto told journalists at the meeting that Hungary had sent a foreign trade diplomat to Lagos to facilitate the export of Hungarian milk, meat, fruit and agricultural machinery. Szijjarto also told the press that Hungarian military doctors have received training at a Nigerian university to treat tropical diseases that could be brought into Hungary by migrants. ”Nigeria, which is increasingly often referred to as Africa’s economic giant and whose economic performance even overtook that of the South African Republic last year, has always been a good economic partner to Hungary,” Szijjarto said. Meanwhile, the United States government has acknowledged the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to bring to an end, the activities of terrorist group, Boko Haram. The US government’s position was made known by its secretary of state, John Kerry, who made the remark at a joint press conference with Onyeama in Washington DC.