Lagos remains hub of trade in Nigeria – Finnish envoy


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), flanked by the Deputy Minister, Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Matti Anttonen (left) and Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Ambassador Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury (right), during a courtesy visit to the Governor by a Delegation from Finland, at the Lagos House,
The Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury at the weekend said Lagos remains the nerve centre for trade and investment in Nigeria, just as she expressed the willingness of investors from her country to partner the state on several areas of interests.
Suomela-Chowdhury, who spoke to Government House Correspondents shortly after she led a delegation including the Deputy Minister, Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Matti Anttonen, to a meeting with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos House, Alausa, said they were in Nigeria to explore opportunities of cooperation, saying Lagos was the destination of choice considering its massive economic potentials.
“Seriously when you talk about promoting trade and economic relations in Nigeria, you have to come to Lagos because everybody knows that it is the business centre of Nigeria. So we are very happy to be here.
“We’ve just had a fantastic meeting with the Governor and we very much appreciate his disposition to meet all the businesses that were in the meeting and in the delegation and this is what we have been talking about in the meeting,” she said.
She said multinational companies from Finland have been doing business in Nigeria for several years, including Nokia and Wartsila, adding that several other companies and investors are willing to partner the state in the areas of health, ICT, education, security and energy.
“They are basically in business in Telecommunications and also in public safety and also we have smaller players in many different sectors; in heath, ICT and so on. Education is also very interesting and …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper