Nigeria to showcase investment opportunities to 500 investors at fair
Nigeria will host over 500 investors from across the world amidst drive by the new government to increase investment in the country.
The investors, including existing companies in Nigeria, are expected to converge at the 18th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF), organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
While over 100,000 visitors within and outside Nigeria are expected at the fair, President, ACCI, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, at a press conference in Abuja, said that the aim of the programme is to connect businesses and create a platform for policymakers to interact with the business community.
The move is also to project Nigeria’s small and medium businesses to the world, Abubakar said, adding: “We champion the promotion of small businesses, acknowledging their vital role in the national economy, job creation, and overall prosperity.”
He noted that the event serving as a convergence of diverse industries, will bring together a wide array of exhibitors representing sectors such as industry, trade, agriculture, and services to provide a vibrant platform for fostering exchanges and interaction between national and international stakeholders, businesses and government agencies.
“This edition would feature a special designated and curated diplomatic space for foreign representations, trade missions and international organisations to present their businesses, economic cooperation projects as well as products and technologies,” Abubakar said.
The 18th edition of the fair with the theme: “Sustainable Financing and Taxation as Drivers for the New Economy,” would serve as a platform for businesses to engage with financial and tax institutions, discuss current trends and solutions, and foster sustainable approaches to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), he noted.
According to him, the platform would showcase innovative products and solutions from its partners and exhibitors in various sectors such as Fintech, tax collection, payment systems, e-health, food processing, and environmental safety.
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