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Gbajabiamila optimistic about Nigerian-South Korean parliamentary group

Speaker House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila receives the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria in his office, at the National Assembly. Photo: Ibrahim Shehu

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed optimism about the inherent gains in the Nigeria-South Korea Parliamentary Friendship group.

Mr Gbajabiamila, made the remark while receiving the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Kim Young-Chae, who led the Korean delegation on a courtesy visit.

He noted that the robust existing bilateral relationship between the two countries was an indication of positive parliamentary gains for both countries.

He said: “That you are here today is encouraging and an indication of great things to come from our Parliamentary Friendship group.

“That was the reason it was established.”

The Speaker also expressed hope that the group would usher in a new vista of opportunities for growth and development for both countries.

Ambassador Young-Chae informed the Speaker that South Korea was desirous of improving on its existing economic and technological activities in Nigeria.

He added that an impressive number of Nigerians were working and contributing to the South Korean economy.

The Nigerian-South Korean Parliamentary Friendship group had earlier met to discuss issues of mutual benefits to the parliaments of both countries.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; editing by Abdullahi Lamino