President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says opening up space for creativity and innovation with digital skills will play a significant role in providing jobs for youths and growing the economy.

The President stated this when he received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Portugal to Nigeria, Luis Filipe Ribeiro Da Silva Barros, at the State House, Abuja today.

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He said the wave of technological growth across the globe had provided more opportunities for development of countries willing to retool and build capacities in areas of need.

The President said “many hands in the country are willing and waiting to be meaningfully engaged’’, urging the ambassador to focus on building stronger economic ties with Nigeria that would be mutually rewarding.

In his remarks, the Portuguese ambassador said he had already discovered start-up companies in many parts of the country.

He assured that partnerships would enhance the capacity of the small businesses especially in areas of agriculture, academics, vocational skills and security.