German chancellor Olaf Scholz, embarks on official visit to Nigeria

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German chancellor Olaf Scholz, embarks on official visit to Nigeria
German chancellor Olaf Scholz, embarks on official visit to Nigeria

Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, is scheduled to visit Nigeria on October 29 and 30, 2023, with the primary objective of strengthening bilateral ties between Germany and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This visit is particularly significant as it marks the first visit by a Head of Government to Nigeria since the inauguration of the new government.

Germany and Nigeria share a warm and longstanding relationship that has been cultivated over more than six decades.

Both nations are natural partners, with Germany being the strongest economy in Europe and Nigeria the most populous country in Africa.

The visit underscores Germany’s deep appreciation for the strong partnership that has developed over the years and underscores the importance of Nigeria’s role in the region and on the global stage.

While in Lagos, Chancellor Scholz will engage with representatives of Nigerian civil society and meet with Nigerian startup entrepreneurs.

He will also lead a delegation on a city tour of Lagos to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by a megacity like Lagos.

The visit will include a high-profile delegation of German business leaders, including CEOs of some of the most prominent German companies, along with a cultural delegation.

This comprehensive approach to the visit aims to enhance economic and cultural relations while exploring investment opportunities in Nigeria.