By Our Correspondent
Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has made a case for closer ties between countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Japan.
Governor Ayade made the call in Tokyo, Japan while addressing the maiden edition of the ECOWAS -Japan Business Forum.
He recalled how as a graduate student, his thesis won him a grant of about 6.5 million yen from the Japanese government.
Some of his classmates, he said, also got scholarships from the Japanese government.
He described the Japanese as very warm people who are also ever willing to share knowledge with those who need knowledge.
According to him, strengthening ties with Japan will be most beneficial to the ECOWAS countries who are seeking to close the technology gap with the developed world.
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