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Encomiums as DG Canada-Africa affairs bows out


Encomiums poured in torrents as the former Director General, Pan Africa relationship at Global Affairs, Ambassador Paula Caldwell St Onge, retired from office after two and a half years of meritorious service.

At a retirement dinner recently held in her honour at the home of Mr. Wale Adesanya under the auspices of the Dean of Diplomatic Corp, Ambassador Solomon Azoh-Nbi, eminent personalities from all walks paid their tributes to Paula for her supportive role to Africa in global affairs.

The event was organised by the Nigerian and Canadian Business Network (NCBN), a network for the promotion of business relationship between Nigeria and Canadian business community. Azoh-Nbi praised Paula for her deep understanding of the problems and potentials of Africa.


On his part, Minister for Trade and investment at Nigeria High Commission Canada, Joseph Atodo, who spoke on behalf of Ambassador Adeyinka Asekun, commended Paula for her resourcefulness in promoting Canada-Africa relationship.

The Ottawa group’s President, Elaye Otrofanowei, who also commended Paula, explained that the network was open to Nigerians and Canadians who were interested in doing business in both countries, adding there were lots of rewarding opportunities for investments for all prospective investors. According to him, the network aims at helping in fostering business relations between Nigerian and Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs.

Responding, Paula thanked the organisers for the honour accorded her and promised her continued support for Africa as well as the diplomatic community.


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