The Benin Republic has stressed the need to strengthen economic and commercial ties with Nigeria in order to have a long-standing consumer sustainability in both countries, and particularly, have a greater impact on the West African market.
The President of the Benin Republic Chamber of Commerce, Jean Baptiste-Satchivi made the call at the 12th Abuja International Trade Fair, where he was the guest of honour.
“We need to do business with Nigeria and be together. My dream for the corporation with the business leaders of Nigeria is that together we should be able to feed our people by making agriculture a key component in our development initiatives. I want us to go further by developing the business sector,’’ Satchivi said.
Responding to the call, President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), Tony Ejinkeonye represented by the First Deputy President of ACCI, Adetokunbo Kayode, said the activities of the chamber had impacted positively on agriculture, technology, invention strategies, sectoral linkages and trade facilitation, which gave room for the chamber to create the Abuja Trade Fair as an avenue to offer direct services to both local and international audience.
He said ACCI had remained resolutely supportive to the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in view of their critical role over the years to the national growth.