By Joshua Yousouph
ABUJA— The United States-Nigeria Trade Council is working at attracting investors from the US, to invest into Nigeria’s agricultural sector to promote the diversification of the nation’s economy.
Chairperson for US-Nigeria Trade Council Advisory Board, Mrs. Iyalode Lawson, said the council was dedicated to strengthening and enriching the vehicle of investment and trade between the US and Nigeria.
Lawson said the council provides a bilateral forum on key economic, commercial and professional initiatives, as well as business opportunities of interest to American companies operating in or exploring business opportunities in Nigeria, as well as Nigerian companies planning trade ties and business expansion to the US market.
She also added that the core agenda of the council is built around three interdependent themes including the establishment of linkages, policy input and advocacy to increase bilateral trade and investment between USA and Nigeria; interchange with the American business community on the resources that abound in Nigeria, generating trade, tourism and foreign investment in Nigeria; and promote internationalization of Nigerian businesses, products and services to the US marketplace.
Towards this end, she said that Council is trying to hold a summit at Atlanta, Georgia, US in November Tagged: US- Nigeria Agriculture Business Investment Summit. The summit is to promote business enterprise at SME and government levels between the US and Nigeria; develop bilateral business partnerships, attract foreign investors; promote US goods and services in Nigeria as well as promote Nigeria goods and services to the American markets.
During the summit, there will be exhibitions from major agro-allied businesses as seen in some quarters as part of the policy and strategic efforts to improve trade traffic between the US and Nigeria.