Nigeria deepens ties with Belgium on Technology, Innovation

By Chioma Eche, Abuja

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Nigeria and the Kingdom of Belgium are deepening their already existing cordial and warm relationship for mutual gains in the development of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said this when he received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Ambassador Daniel Bertrand,  in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Minister briefed the Belgian envoy on the role of the Science Ministry to spearhead the transformation of Nigeria’s economy to a knowledge and innovation based one.

He further highlighted the efforts of the government to improve Nigeria’s manufacturing capacity and agricultural value chain.

Dr. Onu said that the Nigerian Government was working hard to lift one hundred million Nigerians out of poverty by the turn of the decade.

He stated that through more investment in Science, Technology and Innovation, the per capita income and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria would improve.

Prime Destination foe Investment
He assured the envoy that Nigeria was a prime destination for investment and expressed optimism on interested Belgian investors in the country.

The Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Daniel Bertrand said that Nigeria is Africa’s prime destination for investments, as it is the largest economy in Africa and a regional leader in Science and technology.

He added that Nigeria has a lot of business potentials, as business people from his country are interested in investing in Nigeria.

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