Poland Pledges To Support FG’s Economic Diversification


The ambassador of Poland in Nigeria, Andrzej Dycha, has said that his country is ready to support Nigeria in the current quest to diversify the economy and focus on the non-oil sector.

Speaking on the potential of the proposed Polish-Africa Economic Forum holding in Abuja today, the Polish envoy said that over 200 Polish entrepreneurs and business leaders are in Nigeria to explore the opportunities of partnerships, collaborations, and direct investments in agriculture, manufacturing, energy and power, and ICT.

He explained that the number of Polish business delegations to Nigeria has increased since the first Poland-Africa Economic Forum was unveiled three years ago in Nigeria by former President Goodluck Jonathan

He explained that Polish entrepreneurs are ready to transfer technology in the critical areas like automobile and machinery, adding that the European nation is the region’s largest producer of apples, poultry meat, carrot, blackcurrant, champignons, white cabbage, and a significant producer of other vegetables, fruits, dairy products, tobacco, and cereals.

The president of African Institute, the organisers of the economic forum, John Abraham Godson, said that the inaugural session of the one-day forum will be conducted by the minister for agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Dycha, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Pietrucha Group, and the main sponsors of the forum, Mr Jerzy Pietrucha, as well as the president of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Chief Edem Bassey.

A panel of discussants at the forum will deal with the topics and themes which includes ‘Investment Climate in Poland and Africa,’ ‘Financing Investments in Africa,’ ‘Agriculture and Food Processing,’ and ‘Energy Sector.’ Some of the discussants are the former minister of petroleum resources, Henry Ajumogobia, executive secretary and CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Mrs Aisha Hassan Baba, president Einsten & DaVinci, Mr Marcel Njoku,  executive secretary and CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta, and director of Infrastructure And Services Sector, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Mr Isaac Idowu

Culled from: http://leadership.ng/business/495969/poland-pledges-support-fgs-economic-diversification


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