By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday expressed the readiness of the state government to tap into the agricultural expertise and technological advancement of Israel for the benefit of the state.
Governor Ambode, who stated this when he received the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Guy Feldman at Lagos House, Ikeja on courtesy visit, said it was time for Nigeria and Israel to take full advantage of their long-standing cordial relationship especially by laying greater emphasis on opportunities that would benefit both countries.
The governor noted the fact that members of the delegation of the Israeli envoy included the business community, saying that as the economic capital of Nigeria, Lagos was open to partnership that would impact the people positively.
Besides, Ambode assured of his administration’s resolve to continue to protect foreigners including Israelis and all Lagosians, saying that in the last 22 months, concerted efforts have been geared towards security and judicial sector reforms, as government remained very high in keeping the city safe.
Earlier, Feldman said he was at Lagos House to further advance relationship with Lagos State, being the heartbeat of Nigeria.