Canadian High Commissioner, James Christoff, has expressed his nation’s admiration for Nigerians’ entrepreneurial spirit and skills.
The envoy made the commendation on Friday during a facility tour to a coconut processor company in Lagos.
He was accompanied by officials of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Lagos Ministry of Agriculture and State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA).
The envoy, who doubles as Canada’s Permanent Representative to ECOWAS, said he’s a believer in Nigeria and its potential.
Christoff noted that the Canadian government has commercial interest in Nigeria and was committed to its progress.
“Coming to places like this makes my job as a High Commissioner to get to know Nigeria.
“Part of what I am taking away from here today is that I am a big believer in Nigeria.
“There’s a very strong entrepreneurial spirit in this country. This is a great metaphor for that spirit”, NAN quoted him saying.
The diplomat commended the company he visited, stressing that he loves their story, passion, and collaboration with farmers.
“I can see your dreams manifesting with hard work. I can clearly see everything going in the right direction”, he added.
Christoff said he’s interested in seeing Nigerian businesses and all levels of governments come together to address food security issues in conjunction with the FAO.