Jesper Kamp, Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, has said his country cannot give financial aid to Nigeria forever.
Kamp said his home country has resolved to rather create employment opportunities for Nigerian youths.
He disclosed this at the launch of a partnership between FOSS Analytical Business and Prime Atlantic Global Instruments Ltd, which held in Lagos on Monday.
FOSS Analytical is a Danish leading manufacturer of innovative high-end analytical instruments to boost production, food safety, and chemical analysis.
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“We are currently focusing very much on market development over aid for the reason that we use aid money to foster our projects in Nigeria. We now believe in creating jobs for Nigerian youths. We cannot continue to give aid because it cannot be forever, but business and sustainability are forever.
“Very soon, Arla Foods Global Nigeria, a Danish company, would be creating about 25,000 jobs for Nigerians in its project in Kaduna. The essence of this project is to provide Nigerians with the capacity to produce milk for local consumption,’’ Kamp said.
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According to him, Denmark is at the forefront of global discussions around food safety and security, saying his country has been hosting the annual ‘World Food Summit’ since 2016.
The ambassador also said that the summit is aimed at promoting discussions on ensuring safe, healthy and sustainable food systems for people.