Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has invited the government of Czech Republic to take advantage of the liberalized business environment to invest in the medical sub-sector of the Capital Territory.
The Minister who spoke today, Thursday, when he received inaudience, a Czech delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Marian Jurecka in his office in Abuja, noted that the people of the Czech Republic have a lot of experiences and expertise in the area of health technology.
Such experiences, he said are worth sharing with other countries, especially on new techniques in the sub-sector.
“If your companies are interested or your private people are looking at medical markets, there is huge potential, particularly good quality medical services using modern technology and of course, the expertise that your country has.”
The Minister said that there are several other areas of opportunity in the capital city which he said, has grown with social facilities over stretched.
“The entire system of refuse collection, sorting out of the refuse and making sure that they are disposed off in a very environmentally friendly manner is also a veritable investment opportunity particularly, with the overall population of the territory now moving astronomically towards six million, which is much higher than what was planned for the city.”
Musa Bello advised the government and corporate organizations in the Republic of Czech to make available opportunities for students and officials within the FCT Administration to take courses and training in their country on products or projects that will be beneficial.
“This will provide the advantage for students and our government officials to see your country, understand your structure, learn your language, so, when they come back, they become those that will facilitate the relationship between the two countries.”
The minister told his guest: “historically, your country has always been very supportive of our country militarily and also through training and other facilities and we thank you for that.”
Earlier, the visiting Czech Republic Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Marian Jurecka said that he is in Nigeria with more than 25 businesses, representing various industries such as security, security systems, healthcare including manufacture of medical devices, the banking sector, mechanical engineering and agriculture and food production”.
He said that the relations between Nigeria and Czech Republic is very cordial and very friendly and hoped that the visit will help to strengthen such mutual relations.
“The Czech government wants to continue the support it is providing to your country in the fight against terrorism through the training of your security forces, supplies of military material and servicing military equipment. We consider this support very important because we understand that in today’s world, nobody is safe when it comes to terrorism and you are one country that is fighting at the first line; for that you deserve our partnership.” [myad]