On Monday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited an incubation space at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
On October 29, Scholz arrived in Nigeria to meet with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja.
Scholz and his entourage arrived at the UNILAG campus via the lagoon front on October 30 as part of a two-day working visit to Nigeria.
His agenda in Lagos also involves attending the inaugural session of the Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce’s business conference.
Scholz and his crew arrived at the UNILAG campus and went straight to the MAD House, a creative incubation area designed to develop ideas into products.
The German delegation was welcomed by the institution’s management, which was led by Folasade Ogunsola, the university’s vice-chancellor.
Scholz interacted with some start-up entrepreneurs at the MAD House.
The MAD House project, which will be completed in 2023, began in 2018 as a creative environment to groom creative minds between the ages of 18 and 35.
Tinubu had promised Scholz that Nigeria is ready to collaborate “with Germany as Europe’s largest economy.”
“And the largest economy in Africa is Nigeria, you know that,” he had said.
“We are blessed with good environment, weather and mineral resources. Our hydrocarbon industry is still fledging environmentally while we are moving towards the transition energy source.
“I know Germany has advanced a lot in protecting the environment and modernising energy to meet the 21st century needs both of the world and Europe in particular.”
See pictures from the visit below.