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Chamber of commerce to focus on agric development

21 May 2013, 07:34

Abyuja - The newly inaugurated Nigerian-Turkish Chamber of Commerce said on Monday it would woo investors to the industrial and agricultural sectors of the nation's economy.

Ademola Ajayi, the President of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), said this in Abuja while inaugurating the chamber.

The president said the bilateral bodies would help in addressing problem of unemployment in the country.

He said the chamber would open up opportunities and further develop the growth of Nigerian’s economic and trade relationship.

"I believe that the launching of the Nigerian-Turkish Chambers of Commerce will improve trade volume and relationship between both countries on the one hand and the other countries, especially with the D-8," he said.

Ajayi said NACCIMA would also partner with other related bilateral organisations to promote business relationship between Nigeria and others.

The former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Adetokunbo Kayode, said at the occasion that the chamber would serve as a platform to move the nation's economy forward.

Kayode said the chamber would also enhance Nigeria’s relationship with Turkey and helped to reduce the level of importation from Turkey.

The former Governor of Anambra, Chris Ngige, said emphasis should be on what Nigeria would export to Turkish rather than what to be imported.

Ngige said the chamber should seek  how Nigeria could explore the technology used educational development in Turkey.

Dr Eze Eche, the Executive Chairman, Nigerian Turkish Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber would ensure development of Nigeria's non-oil sector.

Eche said the chamber would focus on the development of industrial and agricultural sectors to tackle the problem of unemployment in the country.

He said members of the chamber had agreed with Tumosan Tractor Company, Turkey, to train farmers and supply agricultural equipment to Nigeria.

However, there was no representation from Turkish embassy at the inauguration as they were said to be held back at the airport due to the industrial action embarked on by the aviation workers.



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