Authorities in Lagos State have confirmed the launch of Czech Republic’s Honorary Consulate office in the state, this is part of efforts to deepen economic ties and build bridges of corporation between Nigeria and Czech Republic
Dignitaries at the unveiling of the office which took place recently were former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; first-class monarchs from Delta and Ondo states and captains of industry.
Speaking at the event, the former Nigeria two times president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said: “Czech is one of the first countries to recognize Nigeria at independence. Over the years, we have done business together. One of the reasons why I am particularly happy with this development is that the office will make sure we now produce enough to send to you so that trade between us can become balanced.
”Subsequently, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Zdenk Krejci said: “We are missing quite a lot not having our representation in Lagos. Lagos is the leading centre in many areas.
“Also, Dr Awosila in her welcome address said: “Today, we are building stronger ties. We are reconstructing boundaries of human relations, market boundaries and changing the conversation where opportunities reside on all sides; whether Czech or Nigeria.”