The Swedish business delegation which was in Lagos and Abuja last week, is taking steps to boost Nigeria’s digital economy and e-governance projects. The team is identifying business opportunities in Nigeria for Swedish companies by developing sustainable and smart societies in the country using Swedish innovations in finance, ICT, transport, energy, health and agriculture. These sectors were earlier identified by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as key in its plan to promote smart cities project through the cash-less banking initiative.
The Swedish group, in collaborating with Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, wants to see how Swedish companies like Ericsson, would promote the country’s strong tradition in innovation and technology to different sectors of the Nigeria’s economy. The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Sweden are working together to improve business relationship between the two countries.
Swedish Minister for Trade & European Union Affairs, Mrs. Ann Linde said the team would identify business opportunities in Nigeria for Swedish companies by developing sustainable and smart societies using Swedish innovations in ICT, transport, energy, health, agriculture and finance. Read more