Lagos Set to Partner Austria on Economic Infrastructure

The Lagos State Government has expressed readiness to partner Austria in areas of mutual interest in order to create investment opportunities, jobs and reduce unemployment.

State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Akinyemi Ashade made this disclosure recently at a meeting with the visiting Austrian Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Policy and European Integration, Bernadette Gierlinger at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

He emphasized that the present administration was eager to take advantage of technology by using the Austria’s vocational studies model to reduce unemployment in the State, adding that the opportunities inherent in solid waste management and transportation, especially the need for the development of rail and water modes of transportation to complement road transport system can jointly be harnessed.