The Board Member of Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce(NACC), Ambassador Adebayo Idowu has called on Nigerians to leverage on NACC and create opportunities with the American government in terms of trade and commerce.
He made the disclosure while making a presentation to members of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Ambassador therefore called on all business minded individuals to leverage on the existing relationship to boost the economy of Nigeria.
“There is need to exploit opportunities between the largest economy in the world, and the largest people in Africa. We need to leverage effectively in the area of commerce and trade.The chamber has realised that there are series of opportunities and we are encouraging young people to leverage on existing relationship”.
In the same vein, he encouraged Nigerian farmers to leverage effectively with the American government in terms of exportation of products.
“There are numerous opportunities to produce more cash crops and export to America. At the end of the day the products will get across to a large number of people at cheaper rate. We will engage in series of training that will bring effective result at the long run.”.
Foundation chairman of the Abuja Chapter of the Nigerian – American Chamber of Commerce, Prince Seyi Lufadeju encouraged all members of the team to synergise together in moving the Abuja chapter forward in terms of growth and development.
He said the Abuja chapter is ready to leverage on previous relationship between Nexim and other banks to form profitable partnership among active members.
“We will utilize the platform that we have to partner with farmers and other group to move the Abuja (NACC) forward in positive limelight.”
The Director, Abuja Office of Nigeria Shippers Council, Mrs Karimatu Othman urged the leaders of the group to engage in more advocacy to sensitize the public on the importance of exporting items outside the shores of the country .
” We need to generate activities between members of the chambers and the farmers for increased food production that will generate income to farmers. We need to disseminate information on export oriented programs of government”.
The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce is the first and oldest bilateral chamber of commerce in Nigeria. It was established in 1960 to enhance business relations between the United States of America and Nigeria.