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Vietnam: Nigeria must develop non-oil sector, we'll help

Staff Writer | October 15, 2016
The Head of Trade Office of the Embassy of Vietnam, Dao Duc, expressed his government’s readiness to support Nigeria in the development of its non-oil sector.
Cooperation   Nigeria and Vietnam are friends
Dao, who made the disclosure at the Nigeria-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stakeholders’ Forum in Lagos, advised Nigeria against over-dependence on oil as her revenue earner.

The theme of the forum is "Harnessing Export Strength of Products of Nigeria for Rapid Economic Advancement; Possible Lessons from Vietnam’s Experience".

He said, "Nigeria and Vietnam are friends, and we know the current challenges being faced by Nigeria and this is really giving us concern.

"Oil cannot continue to be Nigeria’s mainstay. Vietnam is really ready and interested in working with Nigeria in the development of its non-oil sector resources.

"We are ready to share our know-how and experiences with Nigerians for the development of their non-oil sector."