Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Turkish entrepreneurs to build juice factory in Nigeria

09 June 2014, 15:09

Lagos -  A Turkish business group, Esidef, is collaborating with some Nigerian entrepreneurs to establish a juice producing factory in the country by 2015.

Murat Sakartepe, Esidef’s Secretary-General, said talks on the project had reached advanced stages.

He said that the juice plant was one of the ventures the Turkish entrepreneurs planned to establish in Nigeria before the second quarter of 2016.

He described Nigeria as a new investment destination for Turkish investors, adding that Turkey and other nations were leveraging on Nigeria’s latest GDP rating and economic leadership in Africa to invest in the country.

"No good business can be done in Africa now without Nigeria,’’ he said.

Aside from trading ventures, he said that members of the group were also interested in Nigeria’s mining and manufacturing sectors.

Sakartepe said Esidef had offered Nigerian students in Turkish universities internship opportunities in its member-companies as part of measures to build a healthy business relationship with Nigeria.

He stated that the internship programme had begun, adding that 18 students were already "enjoying the opportunity”.

"We want to do business in Nigeria and because of the interest of our members in investing there, between 2013 and now, we undertook 230 business trips to the country and others for assessment.

Esidef is a federation of 42 business associations in Turkey, and has 12,300 members spread across 12 states.

-            NAN

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...