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Ecuadorian Ambassador, Leopoldo Rovayo, visits Gov. Ganduje, Emir of Kano, Kano Chamber of Commerce

imagen-4The Ambassador of Ecuador to Nigeria, HE Leopoldo Rovayo, on Wednesday met with Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Executive Governor of Kano State; Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano and Malam Umar Farouk Rabiu, President of Kano State Chamber of Commerce in a bid to promote Ecuador in one of the most significant states in the Northern region. Gov. Ganduje received the Ambassador of Ecuador and his delegation, and expressed gratitude for forging a relationship and creating awareness about Ecuador in Kano despite the security challenges in the Northern region. imagen-3 imagen-2 imagen The Governor said through the Kano State Chamber of Commerce, the State will partner with Ecuador to boost Agriculture in the region and he also gave gift to the Ambassador. During their conversation, Ambassador Rovayo said that it was necessary for him to bring Ecuador to every Nigerian doorstep and also commended the Governor for his recent project in building the industrial park to develop Kano state tradition for being a place for commerce and industry. The Ambassador and delegates extended their visit to the palace of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano State where he emphasized the significance of both countries friendship and said he admires his expertise and should always use his rich knowledge to assist government when necessary. As Kano State is the business hub in the Northern region, the Emir encouraged the Ambassador to bring in investment to the people of the region and also urged him to travel to other parts of Nigeria to see possible areas where Ecuador/Nigeria can increase Economic relations. The Envoy thereafter proceeded to meet the President of Kano State Chamber of Commerce to lecture on Ecuador/Nigeria business relationship, investment in Ecuador, opportunities and policies put in place by the Ecuadorian government for smooth running of business for investors and the Chamber said they are interested in export/import from both countries in products like shrimps, flowers as well as other products that can interest Nigerians. The Ambassador also received gifts and equally gave gifts (arts works) from Ecuadorian painters. The Ambassador finally made a brief call to Freedom Radio where he was interviewed about the commercial ties between Ecuador and Nigeria. He expressed gratitude to the Government of Kano State for providing additional security personnel during his visits.

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