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SOLUDO RECEIVES US CONSUL GENERAL, EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP ON EXPORT EMPORIUM DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA

By Christian ABURIME

Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR has urged the United States Consul to partner with the state on the development of an export emporium.

Governor Soludo made the call when the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Mr. Stevens Will paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

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The Governor who addressed the media shortly after a closed-door session with his visitor said their discussion centered on opportunities that abound in trade investment and technology innovations.

“Nigeria and the US have enjoyed a very long beneficial relationship, spanning decades.

“We reviewed the kind of partnerships and programs with Nigeria and state in particular and for us to explore further areas of the corporation, especially in trade and investment.

“We had fruitful conversations around those areas of technology and innovation. We are developing an export emporium, to which we need a strong partnership with them” the Governor stated.

He added that they also discussed public health and public financing as well as reviewed preparations for this year’s election, pointing out that his government has some follow-up to do.

On his own part, the US Consul, Mr. Stevens Will noted that the meeting was to review the relationship between the US and the Nigerian government with a view to fostering it.

“It was a wonderful meeting with the Governor about the great work the US is doing with the government and people here. We talked about trade and investment and looking at exploring opportunities to expand that growth.

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“Of course, we spoke about preparation for the important election and how the US has supported Nigeria’s INEC, and civil society, to prepare for what we hope to be a free, fair, credible election, to represent the will of the Nigerian people”, he stressed.

US CONSUL GENERAL
US CONSUL GENERAL

“We will visit as often as we can. The relationship is significant. There are people who have studied and worked in the United States to bring the expertise back here, working with our universities together, in the health sector, and others, to build up better governance and stronger civil society to protect and ensure that elections are credible” he maintained.

The Consul General assured that the partnership bond is something they are proud to strengthen.

Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Head of Service, Barrister Theodora Igwegbe, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Commissioners, and Special Advisers were present during the courtesy call

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