By Abdulafeez Olaitan, UNILAG
Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, received in attendance the recently appointed Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, H.E Dr. Jyrki Pulkinnen.
The reception took place on 20th May, 2021 at the Senate House of the University.This is in furtherance of University of Lagos’ impressive global outreach in the areas of research and collaboration.
The Finnish Ambassador spoke highly of the global visibility of the University of Lagos and explained that Finland and Nigeria diplomatic ties can further be enhanced through increased trade and economic collaborations.
Dr. Pulkinnen remarked that unlike Nigeria, Finland runs a circular economy where almost all its wastes (both solid and liquid) are adequately recycled to serve other significant purposes, making it one of the leading countries with well established climate change policies in the world.
He touched on areas of collaboration that includes academic exchange programmes and telecoms infrastructure.Pulkinnen also spoke on the blossoming Nigerian entertainment industry, which he affirmed has been gaining some traction in Finland.
The event also had in attendance the representatives of Business Finland, Messrs Olu Raheem and Timi Bartel as well as a staunch member of the Nigeria-Finland Association, Mr. Abayomi Magbagbeola.