Nigeria Seeks Finland Support For Technology Transfer
Nigeria is seeking the assistance of Finland in the area of technological development as the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan the country to collaborate with Nigeria in the area of Hi Technology and trade.
Lawan said this while hosting the Ambassador of Finland in Nigeria, Jyrki Pulkkinen in his office on Friday.
“Finland and Nigeria have gone a long way in terms of the deplomatic relationship since about 1963. Since then, Nigeria and Finland have been friends.
“There is something that we know about you. And that is to collaborate the Hi-Tech country that you are.
“And Nigeria today is looking for Hi-Tech. Infact, recently the Ministry of Communications was renamed as Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. That is to emphasise the need for Nigeria to go the Hi-Tech way as well.
“We need our friends who are in hi-tech like your country to help us develop to that level that we dream of reaching,” Lawan said.
The Senate President told his guest that Nigeria is going through some challenges that so much require the application of technology to overcome.
“As you know, Nigeria is battling with so many issues of insecurity. We have the insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and many other things.
“The best way to go is to deploy technology. Even though at the beginning, it may be a little bit expensive but in the long run, it pays off better.
“We believe that with you as our friend, you can find appropriate technology for our armed forces and the police to fight the challenges that we face,” Lawan said.
The Senate President also, through Finland, appealed for the support of the European Union.
“As a member of the European Union, we need our friends at this moment probably more than ever before.
“Nigeria faces, in addition to insecurity, the challenge of economy development as well. We have a lot of areas that require the support of the European Union.