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Nigeria-Canada Trade Volume Hits $3bn


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The trade volume between Nigeria and Canada has risen to $3billion from $1billion in 2010 just as Canadian investments in Nigeria rose to $3billion.

The High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria, Mr. Chris Cooter, said this at the ground breaking ceremony for the commission's new chancery building in Abuja.

Cooter added that ‘people to people relationship’ between the two countries had continued to grow with 1300 Nigerians going to study in Canada in 2011.

"Development assistance, particularly to maternal and child health is expanding," he also said.

Cooter pointed out that the new chancery symbolised the growing relationship between the two countries and "we will see our government relations, trade opportunities and people to people ties flourish."

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Martin Uhomoibhi, recalled that the two countries recently signed a Bi-National Commission Agreement to create a framework to strengthen existing ties.

He added that the construction of a new chancery signified a long-term commitment to Nigeria at this crucial time.
The new chancery, which is scheduled for completion in late 2013 would be a three-storey building and will house offices and meeting spaces, a multipurpose room and consular booths to serve clients

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