President Rupiah Banda has expressed deep sadness over the bombings in Abuja friday as Nigeria celebrated 50 years of independence.
Mr. Banda says he delivered his condolences to Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan at State House saturday morning when the two leaders met.
He said he told President Jonathan that the Nigerians will pull through even in the face of many challenges.
Mr Banda was speaking to reporters at the Mnandi Azikiwe international airport saturday shortly before leaving Abuja for Lusaka.
Mr. Banda said it is sad that the bombings took place on a happy day.
And President Banda says he is sure that the ties between Zambia and Nigeria will continue to grow.
He also praised the business people who have helped to market Zambia in Nigeria.