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Governor-General of Canada arrives Lagos

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The Governor General of Canada , Ms Julie Payette , on Tuesday arrived in Lagos for an official visit to the state amid tight security .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Payette and her entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport , Lagos at 8 : 47 am .

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 .

NAN reports that Payette was on Monday in Abuja received by President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries.

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

( NAN )

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