Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday stated the imaginative and prescient of his administration to create a extra affluent and safer Lagos and remodel the State into the hub of commerce and tourism in Africa remained on track and all efforts could be geared in direction of reaching the specified outcome.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at Lagos Home in Ikeja when he obtained, on courtesy, go to the British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Arkwright, mentioned he remained dedicated to reworking Lagos from being the business hub of Nigeria to that of Africa similar to London is the hub of commerce and tourism in Europe.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (proper), with British Excessive Commissioner, Mr. Paul Arkwright throughout a courtesy name on the Governor on the Lagos Home, Ikeja, on Friday, January thirteen, 2017.
He recalled the historic ties between Nigeria and Britain and vowed not solely to proceed to uphold the connection and scale it up for the advantage of the individuals, but additionally make sure the safety of British nationals and their investments within the State.
He mentioned: “We’re doing every part to guarantee that we take as a lot as doable from the experience of the British corporations and I wish to see a state of affairs the place how London is the hub of European commerce and tourism, we will additionally make Lagos to be the hub of African commerce and tourism and that’s the place we’re going.
“We need to admire the partnership that exists between us and the British Authorities and by extension the partnership present between Britain and Nigeria. We all know that as Lagos continues to be the business capital of Nigeria, no matter it’s that we do collectively will clearly develop the GDP of Nigeria as a result of sixty seven per cent of just about all of the business actions within the nation happen in Lagos.”
The Governor, who additionally performed host to German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Barnhard Schlagheck, assured that the State Authorities would proceed to enhance on the partnership present between it and different nationals, particularly by creating the enabling surroundings for investments to thrive.
Responding, Schlagheck stated he was at Lagos Home to additional advance the connection between his nation and Nigeria and laid a stable basis for enchancment, particularly with the German-Lagos relationship.
He mentioned he had been very impressed with the very spectacular strikes and insurance policies pursued in Lagos beneath Governor Ambode, saying that Lagos has proven to Nigeria how the nation can overcome the financial challenges and as soon as once more develop into a mannequin for prosperity and progress.
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