Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor, on Monday, visited an incubation space at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).


Scholz arrived in Nigeria on October 29 to meet with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja.

As part of his 2-day working visit to Nigeria, Scholz and his entourage arrived at the UNILAG campus via the lagoon front on October 30.

His mission in Lagos also includes attending the opening session of a business conference organised by the Nigerian-German chamber of commerce.


Upon landing at the UNILAG campus, Scholz and his entourage proceeded to visit the MAD House, a creative incubation space meant to nurture ideas into products.

The German delegation was received by the management of the institution led by Folasade Ogunsola, the university vice-chancellor.

At the MAD House, Scholz engaged in an interaction with some start-up entrepreneurs.


Completed in 2023, the MAD House project began in 2018 as a creative space to groom creative minds between ages 18 and 35.

Tinubu earlier assured Scholz that Nigeria is ready to partner “with Germany as the largest economy in Europe”.

“And the largest economy in Africa is Nigeria, you know that,” he had said.

“We are blessed with good environment, weather and mineral resources. Our hydrocarbon industry is still fledging environmentally while we are moving towards the transition energy source. 


“I know Germany has advanced a lot in protecting the environment and modernising energy to meet the 21st century needs both of the world and Europe in particular.”

See pictures from the visit below.


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