By Kester Omu
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has urged Swedish investors to consider the Nigeria’s Information and Communications technology industry, saying it remained one of the untapped industry in the country.
Dogara stated this when he received the Swedish ambassador to Nigeria, Inger Ulvedt, who led a delegation to his office on a courtesy call.
According to him, Nigeria remained the second largest trade partner with Sweden in sub-Sahara Africa and has an existing cordial relationship. He said this relationship hope to be strengthened for the overall benefit of both countries.
“Swedish companies or corporate citizens are not strangers to business in Nigeria; whether it is in the area of telecommunications, we remember Ericson handsets,” he said.
He commended the ingenuity and creativity of the Swedish people in the area of automobile, in the area of power generation, they are doing wonderful work, which he believes calls for more engagement that would lead to more flow of foreign direct investment in Nigeria.
Earlier, the Swedish ambassador told the Speaker that Sweden is interested in collaborating with the Nigerian government in various sectors, and would like to broaden the existing bilateral agreements between them.
She also added that apart from supporting Nigerian students in areas of innovation at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State and Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State, her country had been the biggest donor to the Nigerian humanitarian trust fund for the victims of violence in the North East where they have built small houses, schools, hospitals among others.