By Sunday Oyinloye
There are strong indications that Greek investor will invest in Nigeria. Exploring opportunities for investments in the country was the focus of a meeting recently held between a Nigerian delegation and the Minister of Development and Investment, of Greece, Spyrison Adonis Georgiadis
The Nigerian delegation including Ag. Executive Secretary/CEO NIPC, Mr Emeka Offor was in Athens, for the Greek-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Technology Investment and Trade Summit
Mr Offor said, “the trade and Investment relationship between Nigeria and Greece predates the Independence of Nigeria as a country.”
He further stated that most of these investments have grown to be leaders in various sectors of the Nigerian economy thereby making Greece a strong partner in Nigerian investment landscape.
Other members of the Nigerian delegation during the visit were the Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Mr Kayode Pitan and Mr Michael Economakis, President, Greek – Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Technology (GNCCT).
On his part, Managing Director, BoI, Mr Pitan stated that Nigeria remains the largest economy in Africa with great potentials, adding that this presents it as the most viable entry into the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
In his response, Minister Georgiadis appreciated the visit and acknowledged Nigeria as one of the Greeks major trading partners and a friendly investment destination in Africa. He expressed his readiness to lead a strong investment delegation to Nigeria in 2022 to build on the existing relations, as well as open new frontiers.