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ACCI Wants Argentina Industries In Nigeria

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 4:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuzor Emejor Abuja

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry[ACCI] has asked Argentina to set up assembly plants and machinery for the processing of fruits and other crops in Nigeria.

Vice –President of ACCI, India Garba, made the request at the weekend when the Secretary of the Embassy of Argentina, who doubles as the new Head of the Commercial Section of the Embassy, Mariano Trisano, paid a courtesy visit to the Chamber in Abuja.

Garba told him that agro-allied industries in Nigeria were in dire need of assembling plants and machinery to process fruits and crops.

He noted that businessmen are now investing in agro-related businesses because of the renewed government’s drive towards diversifying the economy.

He also seized the opportunity to inform him of the Chamber’s Trade Fair slated for September 18 to October 2nd 2015, urging the Argentina Embassy to participate as well as many Corporations in that country.

Garba recalled that in spite the setbacks caused by insecurity situation and the Ebola virus during the last Trade Fair that the Fair recorded 325 participants, out of which 124 were foreigners.

Earlier, the Secretary of the Embassy of Argentina, Mariano Trisano, said he was at the Chamber to meet with as many businessmen as possible.

Trisano stated that their forte is in food, Information and Communication Technology as well as construction.

He explained that Argentine businessmen are currently doing business with 230 countries, adding that even though they exhibit greater inclination towards China, Europe and the United States, they are working frantically to reverse this trend as they have a good number of ready investors who are willing to come to do business in Nigeria.

He further noted that although Argentina has been doing business with Nigeria for some time now, three years ago, trade between both countries stood at about $300million,but has plummeted in the succeeding years.