Denmark pledges to support Nigeria’s agriculture development
Denmark on Sunday pledged its readiness to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the development of the nation’s agriculture sector.
Mr Jacob Erikstrup, Minister Counsellor of the Royal Danish Consulate-General in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that his government would want to see the administration’s intended areas of cooperation with Denmark in the years ahead.
The Minister said that as much as his government was ready to support Nigeria in developing her agriculture sector, the final decision would still have to come from Nigeria.
“The Danish government is very ready to support the new administration in Nigeria in the development of the agriculture sector.
“We had been studying former president Jonathan’s agriculture transformation agenda.
“Now, we will be excited to see what this new administration would be doing in developing Nigeria’s agriculture sector.
“We want to see what the new administration wants to develop;we are ready to act a lot on what is vicious for Nigeria to develop,’’ he said.
The Danish representative to Nigeria, said that his government would be interested in the development of fish farming, dairy and pork value chain in Nigeria.
Erikstrup said that there were currently “a handful of Danish companies” dealing in food and dairy.
The minister counselor said that if the new administration would create the enabling environment, more of Danish companies would come to Nigeria.
“If the new administration in Nigeria would provide a reliable strategy for investors, more Danish companies would definitely want to come and invest in Nigeria.
“Investors, as we know, are always looking for places with high profits, stability, steady power supply, and other infrastructure,’’ he said.