…hails Emeka Offor, NIBC’s role in fostering international business relationships

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Dele Kelvin Oye, has advocated increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and India to expand the over $11.8 billion bilateral trade between both nations.

Oye, who was a guest at the Nigeria-India Business Summit organized by Nigerian India Business Council (NIBC) under the leadership of Sir Emeka Offor in Abuja, commended the NIBC for its pivotal role in the economic development of the country, ensuring deeper economic ties, trade partnerships and increased investments between the two countries.

The summit brought together the crème de la crème in Nigeria and India’s business landscape, top government officials, and other private sector leaders including Hajia Bola Shagaya, Dr. Kamoru Yusuf (Kam Steel), and James Uduji (Comestar), India’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr S. Jaishankar, Rekha Sharma of NIBC India and Mr. Khurshed Daruvala of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Government officials present at the Summit include the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Gombe State, Alh Yahaya Inuwa; Governor of Nasarawa State and King of Lithium, Engr. Abdulahi A. Sule; Niger State Governor, Alh Mohammed Umar Bago, and Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alh Farouk Lawal Jobe.

Others are the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite; Minister of Steel, Alh Shuaibu Abubarkar Audu; Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola; Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Alh. Atiku Bagudu, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ably represented by Ambassador Akinremi Bolaji.

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The summit was a platform for high-level dialogue and a beacon of tangible advancements that can be achieved through international cooperation with discussions that have set the stage for breakthroughs in trade, investment, and economic development.

According to Oye, Under Sir Emeka Offor’s sterling leadership, NIBC Nigeria has demonstrated its capability as a formidable conduit for fostering international business relationships.

Oye noted that “the Council’s effective facilitation of the summit has propelled it to the forefront of Nigeria’s international business engagement, earning it due recognition as an influential force in shaping the country’s economic landscape”.

“With the success of the Nigeria-India Business Summit, it is evident that the collaborative spirit embodied by NIBC Nigeria and NACCIMA is a powerful catalyst for progress. The partnerships forged and the initiatives set in motion during this summit are poised to usher in a new era of prosperity for both Nigeria and India, built on the solid foundation of mutual respect, understanding, and shared ambition,” the NACCIMA boss said.

“This has not only set a benchmark for future international economic forums but has also showcased the indispensable role that organizations like NIBC Nigeria and NACCIMA play in driving Nigeria’s economic diplomacy. The summit stands as a beacon of hope for a future where collaborative efforts translate into shared success and development for all parties involved,” he said.