The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Moshe Ram, yesterday said Nigeria has potentials to be a great nation if it could harness its abundant natural and human resources to achieve greatness.
Comparing his country with Nigeria in terms of endowment, Ram explained that what Israel lacked in natural resources, it has made up for in abundant human resources.
According to him, “Nigeria has fantastic human and natural resources at the same time. The problem is how to combine them together and make a real composition of them. I think this is the real challenge to this country in the 21st century, and how to incorporate these very ingredients that you have in abundance”.
Responding, Edo State Governor, Oshiomhole, revealed that in the past, Bendel state had a healthy collaboration with Israeli companies especially in construction of underground drainages in Benin, saying his team of commissioners would meet Israeli team with a view to exploring areas of mutual cooperation.
He listed education, health and security as possible areas of cooperation that the state government would require the expertise of Israelis.