Out-going Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, has said that his sojourn had attracted more than 70 Norwegian companies to Nigeria.
He also recalled step taken by the Norwegian Sovereign Welfare Fund to invest in the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The out-going Ambassador, who paid farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja today, August 28, said on the whole, his four-year tenure had grown substantial economic relations between his country and Nigeria.
He cited as a very important achievement, the organisation of two donor conferences driven by Norway that raised more than USD 1 billion for the development and humanitarian assistance to the Northeast.
Responding, President Buhari expressed delight at the progress made in Nigeria-Norwegian relations in the last four years.
Buhari commended the Ambassador for the bilateral accomplishment in the area of oil and gas, fishing, humanitarian assistance in the Northeast and other benefits that his efforts have brought to Nigeria.
“I congratulate you on your performance and hard work and for the help in the promotion of welfare of people in the Northeast where we have problem of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and in infrastructural deficit. We are very grateful. Thank you.”