The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on Canada to support Nigeria in cybersecurity and biosafety.
The call was made in his office on Friday when he received the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Nicolas Simard.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker called for stronger diplomatic tie with Canada.
He conveyed gratitude for the prevailing relationships between the two countries which led to a considerable growth in trade, education and technology over the years.
However, Gbajabiamila, stressed the need for Canada to explore areas of security, cybersecurity, biosafety, energy as well as parliamentary diplomacy to the advantage of both countries.
The Speaker said the contribution of Canada towards addressing Nigeria’s security challenges would benefit both countries.
Earlier, the Canadian High Commissioner informed the Speaker that the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries had transpired in more than $1 billion trade exchange between the two nations last year, while about $150 million per year in form of assistance from Canada to Nigeria to several sectors has been given.
Simard disclosed that Canada is in the process of expanding its diplomatic presence in Nigeria for more robust engagement.