FG engages Greek investors in transport sector


The Federal Government of Nigeria has opened fresh talks with leading businesses in Greece on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the transport and allied sectors of the economy.

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi led a team of Chief Executives of parastatals under his Ministry to the 2021 Grreek-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce & Technology (GNCCT) and Investment Summit, held in Athens on 29 -30 November, 2021.

The Minister’s delegation include Mohammed Bello-Koko, Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bank of Industry CEO, Olukayode Pitan and Acting CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, Emeka Offor.

The Nigerian ambassador to Greece, H.E Opunimi Akinkugbe and Country’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E Yusuf Maitama Tuggar were among the eminent persons at the summit.

The Athens investment summit focused on discovering high net worth investments in maritime transport, aquaculture, circular economy, education and manufacturing.

The meeting called for increased collaboration between Greece and Nigerian businesses including relaxation of travel and trade restrictions.

The Greek-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce & Technology (GNCCT) was founded in 1999 to promote bilateral business and investment activities between the Greek and Nigerian private sector.

The non-profit organization provides information, networking opportunities and other services to its members.

Photo: His Execellency, Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, (1st left), Snr. Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang (2nd left), H.E, Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Opunimi Akinkugbe (3rd left), DG NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh (4th left), Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (5th left), Acting MD NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko (6th left) and other dignitaries during the summit.

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