Finland has expressed interest in taking advantage of Nigeria’s huge gas deposits, stating that it was looking for avenues to diversify its energy sources.

This followed the decision of the European Union member countries to end their dependence on Russian gas and seek alternative gas suppliers over the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Disclosing this during an interview with journalists in Helsinki on Thursday, the Finland Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pekka Haavisto, said his country was also interested in exploring the education sector as well as renewable energy and other economic opportunities in Nigeria and other African countries.

Haavisto, who hosted the Nordic-Africa High-Level Ministerial meeting attended by several African countries, also explained that he held discussions with his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on youth education, employment and economic development

Credit: Punch

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