The first Africa Market Expo (AME) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will promote business and build bridges across various industries from Africa to the Middle East.
Adanma Ogumka-Ekeji, the spokesperson for the organisers, Nigeria Agribusiness Register made this known in Abuja.
She said that Nigeria and other African countries would have the opportunity to interact directly with investors from the UAE at the event.
According to her, Ethiopia and Sudan are the two key destinations for agricultural investments in Africa.
She said that it was time for Nigeria to key into the Middle East market to grow its agricultural trade and investment potential.
Ogumka-Ekeji said that the organisation was established as a public-private partnership initiative seeking to facilitate 3.4 billion dollars in new agribusiness investments by 2023.
She said that this would be from domestic and foreign sources through the provision of free and chargeable business development services to capital providers and project promoters.
She said that the main objective of Nigeria’s participation would be to promote Nigeria as an investment destination to business people in UAE.
According to her, it will also promote products made in Nigeria to UAE buyers, which will help to increase trade and investment between Nigeria and the UAE.
Ogumka-Ekeji said this was in light of the existing agreement between the two countries since the beginning of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The UAE and Nigeria signed cooperation agreement in 2015 soon after Buhari assumed leadership of the country.
The event is slated for Oct. 28 and 30th in the UAE.