An official delegation from Nigeria is on an international trade mission to approach the Brazilian investment environment and facilitate bilateral trade between the two countries. Entitled “Expanding Nigeria-Brazil Trade and Business Relations,” the African country team will travel through Brasília and São Paulo until March 29.
The mission was designed to highlight the commercial business opportunities involving the two countries and create a platform for Brazilian and Nigerian public and private sectors to exchange experiences, conclude ventures and review the current bilateral economic situation.
The Nigerian delegation, led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, will attend meetings focusing on the following sectors: Agric & agro-allied business; banking & finance; information communication technology; manufacturing & processing; automotive industry; and small & medium enterprises.
During the mission, the participants will attend conferences, product/service displays, interactive sessions, business forums, and company visits. In Brasilia, representatives of the Nigerian government will attend a meeting with the Brazilian Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes.
There are also programmed visits and meetings to the Brazilian Investment Promotion Agency (APEX), Brazilian Confederation of Industry (CNI), Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP), Brazil National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI).
This trade mission was an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria, in partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassies of both countries and commercial agencies of the African country.
It is important to emphasize that Brazil and Nigeria recently launched a project to modernize the African agricultural sector. The Green Imperative has initial funding of $ 1 billion and will be the theme of some meetings during the mission.