Athens, November 30 – Exploring opportunities for investments in Nigeria was the focus of a meeting between a Nigerian delegation and the Honorable Minister of Development and Investment, of Greece, Spyrison Adonis Georgiadis on Monday, 29 November 2021.
The Nigerian delegation including Ag. Executive Secretary/CEO NIPC, Mr Emeka Offor are in Athens, Greece for the Greek-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Technology Investment and Trade Summit currently holding today, 30 November 2021.
Mr Offor said, “the trade and Investment relationship between Nigeria and Greece predates the Independence of Nigeria as a country.”
He further stated that most of these investments have grown to be leaders in various sectors of the Nigerian economy thereby making Greece a strong partner in Nigerian investment landscape.
Other members of the Nigerian delegation during the visit were the Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Mr Kayode Pitan and Mr Michael Economakis, President, Greek – Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Technology (GNCCT).
On his part, Managing Director, BoI, Mr Pitan stated that Nigeria remains the largest economy in Africa with great potentials, adding that this presents it as the most viable entry into the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
In his response, Minister Georgiadis appreciated the visit and acknowledged Nigeria as one of the Greeks major trading partners and a friendly investment destination in Africa. He expressed his readiness to lead a strong investment delegation to Nigeria in 2022 to build on the existing relations, as well as open new frontiers.