Finland’s Deputy External Economic Relations Minister, Mr Matti Anttonen, on Thursday restated the growing interest of more Finnish companies in taking advantage of the existing investment opportunities in Nigeria.
Anttonen in an agency interview in Lagos south west Nigeria stated that a delegation of the companies, who recently visited Nigeria, had indicated interest in Nigeria’s telecommunication, energy and health sectors.
The Deputy Minister, however, said that priority would be given to the development of Nigeria’s power sector to enhance the government’s on-going effort at diversifying the economy.
“Nigeria is a huge country with a lot of investment opportunities for us to take advantage of.
“There is currently a growing interest of Finnish energy, telecommunication and health technology providers in doing business in Nigeria.
“But, as much as these companies are coming to do business in Nigeria, we believe that Nigeria needs more steady electricity supply.
“And this is clearly one of our top priority areas of cooperation with the new administration in Nigeria,’’ he said.
Anttonen, also Finland Government’s Under-Secretary, expressed the companies’ readiness to soon increase their products and services in Nigerian markets.
He also expressed optimism at the growing relationship between Nigeria and Finland in different areas of their cooperation