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Swedish Ambassador, Her Excellency, Annika Hahn-Englund and Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

"Nigeria's trade volume with the Kingdom of Sweden has risen over the years and is now valued at $183 Million." Tunji-Ojo

.... Says Sweden is one of Nigeria's important trade partners."

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji Ojo has lauded the improvements recorded in the security sector of the country saying the security situation has improved in the last nine months.

This he noted, was a result of the efforts emplaced by the Federal Government to stem the tide of insecurity across the nation.

Tunji-Ojor stated this when he received the Swedish Ambassador, Her Excellency, Annika Hahn-Englund in his office during the week.

The minister hailed the historic relationship between Nigeria and Sweden, adding that Nigeria's trade volume with the Kingdom of Sweden has risen over the years and is now valued at $183 Million.

According to the Minister, in a statement issued and signed by Ozoya Imohimi, Director Press and Public Relations Unit of the Ministry, disclosed that "Sweden is one of Nigeria's important trade partners. In his words; "We value our relationship with Sweden Trade relationship from 1995 has been on the increase from US $29.6m. At the moment it is US $183m which is a 6.7% annual increase in terms of trade volume. This shows that the collaboration and partnership are working because when your growth rate goes to about 6.97% which is almost 7% per annum, it shows that the relationship is working."

He further extolled the positive efforts of the government to improve the security situation and open Nigeria up for more International business and cooperation. 

The Minister added that the Federal Government of Nigeria is doing a lot to make Nigeria a safer place for everyone living in the country. He said, "we are winning  the war against terrorism and violent extremism."

According to the Minister, Nigeria is the best-kept secret on global investment, as he assured the Swedish envoy that investments from her country are safe and secured in Nigeria.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo further assured the Ambassador of more mutually beneficial collaborations in areas such as economics, business and migration control.

Earlier in her remarks, the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria Her Excellency, Annika Hahn-Englund, said the purpose of her visit to the ministry was to hear more about the priorities of the Ministry of Interior,  get updates on the security situation in the country and discuss  Swedish investments in Nigeria.

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