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Minister Of Foreign Affairs Says Nig Will Partner Finland On ICT


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria will collaborate with the Finnish government to grow the Information, Communication and Technology, ICT sector in the country.

The Minister disclosed this in New York during a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The minister described Finland as strong in ICT, adding that they needed to leverage on the emergence of Nigeria as an ICT hub to expand their market in Africa.

He said Nigeria was desirous of promoting different kinds of investments in the country.

According to Onyeama, with a population of over 200 million people with strong youth presence and favourable economies of scale, Nigeria is fertile and a preferred investment destination centre.

He, however, said that there were things that the country still needed to further improve on how to get the best partnership of western countries.

Responding, the Finnish Foreign affairs Minister, Pekka Haavisto described Nigeria as one of the most stable nations in Africa, adding that the bilateral relationship with Nigeria would be improved.

He said that it was necessary to look into the future and find a way for greater collaboration.

PR-Hamza Alkali,Edited by Grace Namiji

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