Published on Aug 23, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has expressed dissatisfaction with the commercial relationship between Nigeria and Poland.
The minister, who received in audience, organizers of the Polish-Nigeria Business and Investment Summit (PONBIS) in his office in Abuja.
Muhammad Bello said that the commercial relationship has been so skeletal despite that the country is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe today.
The Minister cited Poland’s proficiency in the construction and heavy steel industries.
“I think this is the right time for you to come fully into Nigeria because the government is serious about encouraging trade between Nigeria and countries like yours.
“I am therefore very happy that you are already liaising with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), which is the right organization for you to deal with because they have the expertise.”
He unveiled the various investment opportunities in the medical field, especially in equipment and medical diagnostic services even as he advised Poland to facilitate cultural exchanges between them and Nigeria.
Other areas, the Minister mentioned include; educational exchanges between lecturers and students, saying: “you can encourage your scholars to come here on sabbatical leaves, maybe to undertake some aspects of their studies.”
Muhammad Bello highlighted the attractiveness of Abuja as an investment destination.
The leader of the delegation Dr. Piotr Uruski, a member of Polish Parliament had said that they were in FCT to invite the Administration to the First Polish-Nigeria Investment Summit scheduled in Poznan, Poland on the 25th and 26th of September this year.
Dr. Uruski wanted the Minister to be around to address the Polish parliament as well as meet with the Poznan Marshall, (equivalent of a Governor in Nigeria) towards establishing mutual cooperation and trade promotion.
The tour was facilitated by Dr. Okechukwu Nwafor, who is Director of Centre for Polish and African Affairs, Poznan University of Communication and Management.
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