NIGERIA – Nigeria, through its Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo has reiterated its commitment to strengthen its relationship with Poland in terms of trade, commerce and industrialisation.
Adebayo said this in a statement signed by Mr Julius Jegede, the Special Assistant to the minister on Media in Abuja on October this year.
He said that government had put in place measures to ensure that all foreigners, including those from Poland engaged with credible local investors.
“We know our people and we know the credible ones, so we are ready to give assistance in that regard. If there are areas where your firms need introduction to credible people here, we will assist.”
He promised that the ministry will give interested investors the investment brochure of Nigeria through the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) to help further their knowledge on the local business environment.
Adebayo further said that Nigeria would initiate economic and technical cooperation with Poland so that in the process, there would be a trade mission and proper economic activities to be carried out between the two countries.
The volume of trade has been gradually increased since then and it hit a record US$274.5 million in 2016.
Nigeria is currently on a drive to diversify its economy to reduce its dependence on oil exports and Poland’s expertise in solar energy, infrastructure and construction will thus help Nigeria in diversifying its oil-dependent economy.