New York City Mayor, Eric Adams will arrive in Nigeria on Sunday for a two-day visit as part of his tour of Africa.
Adams will attend a meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in Abuja, said Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Lot Egopija.
Ambassador Egopija announced that the Mayor will also meet the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello.
The visit will signal the start of a “sister city relationship between the city of Abuja and New York”, Egopija told NAN.
A sister city relationship is a legal/social agreement between two geographically and politically distinct localities on cultural and commercial ties.
Adams is also scheduled for talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the business community in Abuja.
“We have started an engagement on the need to have the sister city relationship between the City of New York and the FCT,” Egopija added.
The deal involving the cities will include partnerships on education, fire service, medical support and other social services.