Friday, September 20, 2019

Nigeria has all it takes for technological development- Korea ambassador

The Republic of South Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lee In-Tae said Nigeria possesses the capacity for technological and agricultural development which could create jobs for its citizens.

Lee said this on Friday in Abuja during a visit to Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.

The ambassador said his mission was to discuss how the two countries can collaborate in the areas of technology, energy and agriculture development. He pledged to collaborate with the Federal Government on job creation and the power sector improvement.

”My mission here is first, to congratulate the minister on his appointment and to discuss business in areas of technology, agriculture; energy which I know will create jobs for Nigerians. We have discussed a lot which we will take into consideration, and I think Nigeria has a great potential in these sectors,” he said.

In his response, Akume appreciated Lee for such initiative and the collaborative pledge on job creation and power sector, adding that it is the major challenges disrupting the country’s industrial development.

“We have discussed a lot of issues and we were talking about collaboration between Korea and Nigeria and we want to commence in the area of technology, agriculture, job creation, and energy.

“Korea, from my discussion with the Ambassador is very friendly with Nigeria with a lot in the areas of technology and power which draws much attention of this government, because we cannot make meaningful development without power.”

Akume said from their discussions, Lee had pledged to pull investment into Nigeria by bringing Korean companies to invest in Nigeria`s economy.

“He has been talking of pulling investment to Nigeria and inviting Korean companies to partake in the economy of this country.”