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Enugu, Malaysia Partner on Agriculture, Tourism

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Enugu, Malaysia Partner on Agriculture, Tourism


The Enugu state government is to collaborate with  the government of Malaysia to develop the state’s rich agricultural and tourism potentials and power generation from coal.

The state governor Mr. Sullivan Chime gave this indication when he received in audience the Malaysian High commissioner to Nigeria,  Mr. Nik Mustafa Kamal Ahmad,  at the government House, Enugu .

In a statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the  Governor, Mr Chukwudi Achife, the state chief executive  noted that although agriculture was neglected in the past,  his administration had taken some hold steps to revive that “very important sector” of the state economy with huge financial investments.

He  thanked the Malaysian government for her interest and concern for Nigeria and Enugu State,  especially in the areas of agriculture,  tourism and power,  adding that both counties have a lot to benefit form each other.

He described the visit of that country’s High commissioner to the state as very timely,  and promised that his administration would take the full advantage of the visit and better the lots of the people and develop the state.

The Governor said, “we will cooperate with your country and all we can to make the relationship work. We will build on the visit, we have the officials a follow it up”.

In  his speech, the High Commissioner who came with officials of Malaysian Palm Oil Company, other businesses and President Nigeria/ Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, said that his country and Nigeria have a lot in common and needed to forge greater collaboration in many areas of development.

He told the Governor that he came to the state to seek his cooperation with a view to finding the areas of collaboration with his government to harness these potentials,  especially in agriculture, power generation from coal and tourism.

“We took palm tree from Nigeria , we did something and we are read  to help Nigeria develop and modernize her palm industry”, the Commissioner said.

He   invited  the Governor pay a visit to Malaysia during which he would meet with the business community and help explore other areas of bilateral relationship and exchange programmes that could be of great benefit for the people - Nigerian news, Travel news, naija, Nigeria, West Africa

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