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Ambode Receives Governor-General Of Canada In Lagos State



Governor-General Of Canada Julie Payette In Lagos State

The Governor General of Canada, Ms Julie Payette, has arrived in Lagos for an official visit to the state amid tight security.

Recall that Ms Payette was on Monday received by President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries, in Abuja.

She also delivered a lecture at the National Space Research and Development Centre Agency.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Payette and her entourage, today landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 8:47am

She was received by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Canadian Consular officials as well as security chiefs.

The Governor General is scheduled to inaugurate the Lagos State Biobank, located at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba.

The Laboratory, funded by Canada in partnership with the state government, would serve as a single repository for all high-concentration pathogens in the State.

It would also help the state mitigate post-EVD threats and build capacity for prevention, detection and response to future outbreaks in Nigeria and West Africa.

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