Oye leads NTBC on trade mission to Turkey, boosts investment flow to agriculture and others – THISDAYLIVE

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Gilbert Ekwugbe

The Nigeria Turkey Business Council (NTBC), led by its Chairman, Dele Oye, has embarked on a trade mission to Turkey to strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Turkey and forge new business ties to boost investment in Nigerian agribusiness and other sectors. economy.

The delegation attended FOTEG and WIN EURASIA Istanbul Fair 2022 in Istanbul; the KONYA MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY SHOW in Konya; the Konya 2022 Agricultural Expo and the 17th AGROEXPO International Agriculture and Livestock Exhibition, all in Turkey.

Speaking on the mission, Dele Oye said the trade mission aims to further tap into the current bilateral cooperation potential between Nigeria and Turkey and seek investment in the country’s agricultural sector in line with the vision of the Federal Government of Turkey. agriculture-based economy to drive job creation and achieve food security.

Oye, a second vice-president of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Nigeria (NACCIMA), noted that the Council has also used the opportunity of the trade mission to seek foreign investment and partnerships. to expand the deployment of technology in agriculture to improve profitability and productivity. , ensuring that the sector becomes attractive to the young population of the country.

He said, “As part of the trade mission to Turkey, the Nigeria Turkey Business Council (NTBC) delegation attended the FOTEG ISTANBUL Fair 2022, a meeting point for food processing equipment suppliers, representatives of food production companies and senior managers. With all the exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, the show provided plenty of opportunities to understand the latest trends in a major market, creating a great platform to connect with investors from around the world, many of whom are showing keen interest. for the huge Nigerian agricultural market.

“We were also at Konya Machine Technologies and Konya Agriculture Exhibition 2022, where global industry professionals demonstrated their strength in the machinery technology market as well as exhibiting new products and services. We understand the importance of technology for agricultural development and have taken the opportunity to appeal to investors in this regard.

Oye further explained that “Nigeria Turkey Business Council (NTBC) Ltd/Gte is a bilateral think tank and forum jointly envisioned by NACCIMA and the Foreign Economic Relations Council of Turkey (DEiK) to continuously create avenues of discussion of relevant issues. to the development of the flourishing trade, economic and commercial partnership between the two countries.

“Delegates from the NTBC, among others, showcased the huge investment prospects in the Nigerian agricultural sector, urging investors to take advantage of the investment opportunities available to invest in new frontiers,” Dele Oye added.

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