Nordic Countries connect benefits Nigeria – Osinbajo


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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the connection between Nordic Countries and Nigeria has benefited the nation.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports VP Osinbajo made this known while speaking at an event put together by the Nordic Countries in Nigeria.

Represented by the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami, Osinbajo said, “This administration has made deliberate efforts to encourage foreign investment by putting in place strategic policies to strengthen global relations”.

He further stated that, “Nigeria, particularly under the present administration has made a lot of investments in technology innovation and has taken technology entrepreneurship to an unprecedented level.

Some of these policies he said included the Visa on Arrival, online company registration within 24hrs, tax holidays, and among others.

“The relationship between Nigeria and Nordic countries have been in existence for long and Nigeria has benefitted from Nordic Countries.

“Nigerian government is making deliberate efforts in promoting collaboration on investments and technology transfers,” he said.

The theme of the event, taking place Wednesday and Thursday at Radisson Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos, is “Nordic Nigeria Connect: Innovating for Change”.

The event is being put together by Nordic Countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark – to share their experiences with Nigeria in the areas of Industrial Robots, Smart city, Educational tools, Transport solutions and Energy efficiency.

The programme is aimed at complementing  Nigeria’s efforts towards realisation of her diversification agenda.

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More than 30 Nordic companies from several sectors, including education, transport and energy, are participating in the event.

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