By Edino Justice
Nigeria has been described as a fast emerging economy due to its abundant human and material resources and its strategic position in Africa. This was at the Poland – Nigeria Business Investment forum held in Abuja. The forum was organised by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission NIPC, to share ideas and showcase opportunities that are available on key sectors of the economy.
The Nigeria – Poland Business Forum is said to be the first ever to be hosted by Nigeria. The Forum allows the Polish delegation led by their Prime Minister, Mr. Donald Tusk to explore areas of investment opportunities in the country and also seek joint venture partnerships with private sector operators.
The Polish Prime Minister who described Nigeria as a strong economy urged the country to learn from Poland on how to achieve a true and independent economy. He added that both countries shared common historical and economic experience. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Olusegun Aganda said the Federal Government has provided an enabling investment climate in the country that many countries are now heading towards Nigeria being a business hub for Africa.
The event also featured the signing of a bi-lateral business agreement between the two countries. Also, the Executive Secretary NIPC, Mustapha Bello, signed the one between the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and NIPC, just as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jonah, signed the Maritime Academy.