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Nigeria’s diversity policy matches Canada

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By Okunloye Abiodun

The economic diversification policy of Nigeria is similar to Canada - Christoff.

In light of the LGC 2022 Canada-Nigeria Business & Investment Summit that was held in Toronto on Oct. 11-15, 2022, with the theme “Trade and investment opportunities Africa’s biggest economy”, Canada High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.E. James Christoff, asserted that Nigeria’s policy on economic diversification closely allied with that of Canada’s export capacity. During the summit, he also made the point that the leadership and influence of the nation are essential to achieving and sustaining peace and stability in Africa.

With $2.67 billion in bilateral corporate trade in 2016, Christoff estimates that Nigeria has surpassed South Africa as Canada’s top trade partner in Africa. He disclosed that prospects for growth exist in both countries because Nigeria’s economic diversification program is in line with Canada’s export potential in agriculture, ICT, education, clean technology, and mining, among others. The high commissioner backs up his words, saying that people who know him can speak to his dedication towards the Canada and Nigeria connection, with a focus on what he considers a significant possibility for growth in terms of both countries’ trade potential.

Nigeria has an enormous number of young entrepreneurs.

Speaking on prospective investors when discussing investment opportunities in Nigeria. He emphasized that Nigeria has the greatest population of young people engaged in entrepreneurship as well as unrealized business potential. People in Nigeria have remarkable intellects and incredible amounts of drive. He underlined the significance of leading corporations having access to that information while attempting to grow their investment. Christoff, on the other hand, gave reassurance to prospective investors by stating that the commission has developed a foreign investment protection agreement, which will help to improve the flow of investment into Nigeria.

Furthermore, he gave the press his word that the Canadian government is working with the Nigerian government to develop a favourable trade policy in order to improve market access and create an environment that is conducive to the growth of enterprises. Christoff went on to say that discussions for a new transport agreement were recently wrapped up and that this will make it much simpler to travel between the two nations while simultaneously strengthening people-to-people links, which will be a significant step forward in the relationship.

The summit offers a platform to develop and strengthen the economy.

Praising the effort of the event, Mr Sam Adewale, the President of Leadership and Governance Canada, stated that the two-day conference highlighted eight vital areas of the economy. The primary industries outlined at the event are Agriculture/Agro-Allied value chain, food and cash-crop processing, preservation, and packaging; Health Care/ primary healthcare, ambulance, medical laboratories, trauma centres, and nursing homes; Solid Minerals/Extractive Innovation extractive and modern technology; Power & Alternative Energy solar, wind, turbine, and geothermal energy; Technology & ICT phones, computers, software, and digital economy; Infrastructure Real Estate, Road Development, & Transportation; Oil & Gas sludge management and environmental cleaning; and Aviation infrastructure and security.

Adewale noted that the summit offers a platform to develop and strengthen trade and economic links between Canada and Nigeria, which would open up numerous trade and investment opportunities. He also suggested that the summit seeks to connect Canadian investors with investment opportunities in Nigeria. He added that the event also provides the Nigerian and Canadian governments, private investors, and business leaders with a forum for constructive dialogue; and examines how to encourage additional Canadian investment opportunities in Nigeria, especially in manufacturing and services.

LGC provide platforms for governments and investors in Nigeria and Canada.

Moreover, Christoff expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the summit for gathering together decision-makers from both the public and private sectors of both nations in order to discuss how to go ahead in a way that is beneficial. The LGC 2022 Canada – Nigeria Investment Summit provide platforms for governments, industries, and investors in Nigeria and Canada to promote opportunities available within those countries. Recognizing the latest opportunities, challenges, solutions, facilities, and future potential for productive investment and business development is crucial. We need to increase growth potential as well as value through information, knowledge exchange, market intelligence, innovation, and investment and business partnership possibilities. Networking with business organizations, government authorities, company leaders, and other high-level stakeholders, attract global and regional investors and promote local partnerships, strengthen Canada-Nigeria commercial and economic connections to unleash trade and investment possibilities.


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Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

All the policy stated by Nigeria side is fallacy became they don’t have any development in the life of Nigerians.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

If our diversification policy is identical to that of Canada, then why are we not seeing the same impact?
I think the government have to reflect and be humble to see how their other counterparts in other countries do things in their country.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The number of young people in Nigeria who are involved in entrepreneurial activity is the highest in the world, and the country also has the most unfulfilled commercial potential.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

When it comes to achieving and maintaining peace and stability across Africa, the leadership and influence of the nation are absolutely necessary components.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The Canadian government is working with the Nigerian government to promote market access and establish a business-friendly environment.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Our country policy match Canada own but the outcome is different we are not getting the same result since our country policy match Canada we should learn and see how other country do their own so we can input it in our countryv

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

if our economic diversification policy is in close allied to that of Canada that’s a good opportunity for us to tap into with the good outcome of the cummit to benefit and improve our economic ties with Canada.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Having a policy that alligns with such a develop country like Canada is a great opportunity for Nigeria. The country should take to this to their advantage and make the country benefit developmentally.See

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Nigeria might have diversity policy matches that of Canada but quality and good leadership is completely lacking in the country.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Just has Christoff has put it: The economic diversification policy of Nigeria might be similar to that of Canada but the problem leadership in Nigeria is an area where attention needs to drawn on.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The strategy of economic diversification that Nigeria adopted was closely aligned with the export capacity strategy of Canada.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

diversification policy is in close allied to that of Canada that’s a good opportunity for us.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

When it comes to achieving and maintaining peace and stability across Africa, the leadership and influence of the nation are absolutely necessary components.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

It is encouraging to see that Nigeria has supplanted South Africa as Canada’s most important trading partner on the African continent.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

The economic diversification initiative in Nigeria is complementary to the export potential of Canada in these sectors: agriculture, information and communication technology (ICT), and education.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Nigeria boasts the world’s largest untapped commercial potential and the highest concentration of young people who are actively pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

People in Nigeria have extraordinary intellects and incredible amounts of drive, and it is important for top firms to have access to that knowledge when they are striving to expand their investment in the country.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

Trade and investment potential between Canada and Nigeria will benefit greatly from the summit’s focus on fostering stronger economic relations between the two countries.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Canada and Nigeria will be represented at this event along with private investors and business executives to discuss ways to increase manufacturing and service sector investment from Canada in Nigeria.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Speaking on prospective investors when discussing investment opportunities in Nigeria. He emphasized that Nigeria has the greatest population of young people engaged in entrepreneurship as well as unrealized business potential.