Under the leadership of its President, Dele Oye, the Nigeria Turkey Business Council (NTBC) has traveled to Turkey on a trade mission to deepen existing business links and establish new ones in order to attract foreign investment to Nigeria’s agro-processing sector and other economic sectors.
The delegation traveled to Turkey for the Foteg and Win Eurasia Istanbul Fair 2022, Konya Machines Technologies Fair, Konya Agriculture Exhibition 2022, and the 17th International Agricultural and Livestock Exhibition.
In accordance with the federal government’s vision for an agriculture-based economy to foster job creation and achieve food security, Oye said the trade mission aims to further exploit the potential for bilateral cooperation that currently exists between Nigeria and Turkey and seek investments in the country’s agriculture sector.
He said, “As part of the trade mission to Turkey, the delegation of NTBC attended the Foteg Istandul Fair 2022, a meeting point for food processing equipment suppliers, food production companies’ representatives and senior managers. With all the exhibitors and visitors from all around the world, the fair provided many opportunities to understand the latest trends in a big market, creating a fine platform to connect with investors from across the globe with many showing strong interest in Nigeria’s huge agriculture market.
Oye, there Second Deputy President of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria (NACCIMA), noted that the Council also took advantage of the trade mission to look for partnerships and foreign investments to expand the use of technology in agriculture and increase profitability and productivity, making the industry more appealing to the young people of the country.
“We were also at the Konya Machine Technologies Fair and the Konya Agriculture Exhibition 2022, where global industry professionals demonstrated their strength in the machinery technologies market as well as the exhibition of new products and services. We understand the importance of technology to agricultural development and leveraged the opportunity to woo investors in this regard.