Nigeria is set to get support from Denmark as the Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Jesper Kamp disclosed his country’s commitment to creating job opportunities for Nigerians.
This according to The Nation was disclosed by the ambassador during the launch of a partnership between FOSS Analytical Business and Prime Atlantic Global Instruments Ltd (PAGI) in Lagos.
The partnership by Foss Analytical Business, a Danish company, which deals in manufacturing innovative high-end analytical instruments to boost production, food safety and chemical analysis makes it the second Danish company to collaborate in Nigeria after Arla Foods.
“We are currently focusing very much on market development over aid for the reason that we actually 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.
Speaking on the collaboration of FOSS and Prime Atlantic, Michael Moller, the Area Sales Manager of FOSS, said that the decision to partner with the firm was because of its professionalism.
According to him, the new partnership is meant to provide Nigeria’s food and agro-processing industries with a range of analytical solutions and services that would boost healthy food production.
“We have chosen to cooperate with PAGI because of their professionalism and experience from working with international companies. We believe this partnership will also give us the opportunity to look for new markets in palm oil, cocoa and coffee,’’ he said.
The Deputy Managing Director of PAGI, Bode Balogun, said that the partnership had become important, especially now that emphasis was being placed on local capacity development.
Nairametrics had reported when Arla Foods, one of the biggest dairy firms in the world, signed an investment deal of about $100 million with the Kaduna State Government to help boost milk production in Kaduna state, Nigeria.