Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria M Shameem Ahsan has urged the Nigerian business leaders to import from Bangladesh and invest in the country.
The High Commissioner made the request during ‘2019 Abuja International Trade Fair’ organized by Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) held from September 21 to October 2.
In line with the government’s thrust on ‘trade and economic diplomacy’, Bangladesh High Commission put up a large stall with its own collection of exportable products, said the High Commission on Saturday.
Bangladesh received the ‘Best Foreign Exhibitor Country Award’ at the expo in which Bangladesh participated for the first time.
The High Commissioner received the crest and certificate on the concluding day of the expo from the Director General of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Pharmaceuticals, ceramic products, jute and leather items, textiles, RMG & knitwear, tea, jute leaf tea, plastic & melamine products, spice and curry powder, pickle, food items, edible oil, coconut oil, rice, snacks, pearl items, sari (jamdani, maslin, silk), nakshikantha, handicrafts, among others, were exhibited which drew huge crowd each day.
Publications on export and investment and tourism potentials, among others, were also on display.
Roll-up-Banners containing pictorial description of the impressive achievements of Bangladesh at home and abroad were put around the pavilion.
Documentaries on the development journey of Bangladesh and favourable investment climate were screened simultaneously which was an added attraction.
State Minister for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Hajiya Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu and State Minister for Industry, Trade and Investments of Nigeria Maryam Katagum formally inaugurated the fair on September 23.
Bangladesh High Commissioner Shameem was present at the inaugural ceremony along with Ambassadors, High Commissioners, local dignitaries and the business leaders at the 12th annual Expo.
Dignitaries including two Nigerian Ministers, Nigerian Chief of Army Staff also visited Bangladesh stall while making a tour at the fair ground.
The High Commissioner hosted a reception with the presence of the business leaders, important persons, journalists and community members.
Nigeria is the largest economy of Africa and 6th largest producer of oil in the world with a population of 200 million people.