Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday said the state government would partner with the Czech Republic on technology, agriculture, transportation and health among others.
Sanwo-Olu said this during a courtesy visit by the Ambassador of Czech Republic to Nigeria, Mr Marek Skolil, and the Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs Hana Trousilova, at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
He said that the government would partner Czech Republic on business opportunities that would lead to the growth and development of the state.
According to him, Lagos State Government will create an economy where foreign partners will feel safe and secure with their investment and also enjoy ease of doing business in the state.
”We want to create an economy where foreign partners will not only feel safe and secure in Lagos but will also enjoy ease of doing their business.
”Whatever we need to do to make your business safe and secure, we will do it. If you also want us to help you reach out to other neighbouring states in term of partnership, we will do it.
”We are open for business and we are open to more engagements from your side. Lagos and Czech Republic will look at areas of businesses we can carry out together as sub-national. The market is here and Lagos is open for business,” he said.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Czech Republic to Nigeria, Mr Marek Skolil, said that he came to Lagos with his delegation to discuss business opportunities with business community in the state.
Skolil said that his visit was also to make plans to replace his country’s embassy, which used to be in Lagos.
He said that Czechoslovakia had good relationship with Nigeria and they enjoyed cooperation with the country in the areas of science and development, technology, agriculture mechanisation, energy and security.