A month ago, at the behest of the Indonesian Consulate, NIRSAL and NACCIMA sat at breakfast amid talks about launching a partnership in the Agricultural Sector with a Summit.
That idea has gained momentum, as a gathering of the economy’s bigwigs met in Lagos this Friday to advance the talks and establish timelines. A few specifics now loom:
The Summit will hold sometime in November, in the nation’s capital, Abuja, and the theme will be “Nigeria Open for Agribusiness: Unlocking the Potentials of Agriculture for Economic Revival and Sustainability”.
Today’s gathering in Lagos had stakeholders from the Agric Sector – including the Honourable Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Bank CEOs, Heads of Non-bank Financial Institutions, Heads of Insurance Companies, Farmer Associations and Heads of Foreign Missions. It was chaired by the exceptional entrepreneur – Mr. Pascal Dozie.
As hosts of the meeting, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed, the MD/CEO of NIRSAL, and Iyalode Alaba Lawson, the National President of NACCIMA, were present. With the Summit they hope to showcase agricultural investment opportunities in Nigeria, attract local and foreign investors through Embassies, and boost investor confidence with the vast risk management tools at NIRSAL’s disposal.