Nigeria: Canada Shows Investment Interest in Nasarawa

The Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Chris Cooper has indicated his country's interest to invest in Nasarawa state. Cooper said this on Wednesday during his one-day official visit to the state. The country's areas of interest include agriculture and solid mineral development.

He met with the Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, and other members of the State Executive Council (SEC) in Lafia, where he hailed the state's investment potentials especially in agriculture and solid minerals.

The envoy said his country has the capacity to invest in those areas, and hinted that soon, investors from Canada will be pouring into the state. He said for development to reach all corners of the country, it was better to do business with the states, although he insisted that investors and development partners would not have to ignore the central government.

"If you must do business in Nigeria, you should pay attention to states," Cooper said, adding that with the appointment of a Canadian citizen, Sonny Agassi, in the governor's cabinet, he was sure the government was interested in pushing the partnership with Canada to enduring heights.

Cooper recalled the recent business summit in Canada where Vice President Namadi Sambo led a delegation of state governors and other Nigerian government officials, and hailed the initiative as one which opened up opportunities for Nigerian states to attract investment from his country.

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Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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