Lagos, UAE to Partner on Traffic, Security

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government is ready to partner the United Arab Emirates in traffic management and security.

Sanwo-Olu noted that in the last decade, the UAE had become a choice destination for Nigerian tourists and businessmen, adding that both countries needed to deepen their existing bilateral agreements.

The governor spoke when he received the Consul-General of the UAE Consulate in Nigeria, Dr Abdulla Al-Mandoos, in Alausa, Ikeja, a statement said on Sunday.

“Let me disclose that Lagos is ready to deepen the relationship between the two countries and we are working on collaborations in traffic management and security,” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu said there would also be collaborations in harnessing Lagos cultural potential to expand local tourism business.

Responding, Al-mandoos said the aim of his visit was to get cooperation and support of Lagos government in various areas of interest between Lagos and UAE.

“My government is looking at supporting Lagos in several areas, which include education and security. This partnership, we believe, will promote businesses and stability of our countries,” the envoy said.

He leveraged the meeting to push the consulate’s land request to the governor to build its office and a cultural centre.

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