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LCCI to launch Nigeria’s e-platform for trade with Russia


Muda Yusuf, Director General, LCCI

Muda Yusuf, Director General, LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has concluded plans to formally launch an e-commerce platform, tagged RuNiTrade, that will boost the quantum of direct bilateral trade between Russia and Nigeria.

The official launch, according to LCCI, is scheduled to hold on June 21, at Henry Fajemirokun Hall, Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos by 11am.

Director-General of the chamber Muda Yusuf described the platform as “a welcome development, coming at a time when Nigeria seriously needs forex from export as a way of diversifying the economy, and strengthening the non-oil sector.”

According to him, “the focus, here, with this launch, is to strengthen the bilateral trade relations between Russia and Nigeria, and boost the economic activities between the two countries.”

The Director-General further stressed that “the launch will feature B2B interaction between a delegation of Russian businessmen and their Nigerian counterparts on business opportunities available to willing investors in international trade.”

Also expected at the launch are the LCCI president, f Dr. Nike Akande; Deputy Head of Mission, Trade and Economic, Embassy of Russia in Nigeria, Valery Shaposhnikov; President, Pskov Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Russia, Zubov Vladmir Anatolyvich, among others.

Trail Trans Logistics, a Russian based group of companies and operators of the RuNiTrade e-commerce platform, noted that its partnership with LCCI is to add value to Nigeria’s international trade relations status and unravel the hidden treasures in doing business with Russia, as a big window to Europe.

The company’s general director, a Nigerian based in Russia, Sampson Uwem-Edimo, said “the company is positioned to make bilateral trade relations between Russia and Nigeria a smooth one. And to achieve this, we will continuously transmit news about Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, to Russia.

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