Poland Eyes Opportunities In Nigeria’s Untapped Resources
Poland is looking to collaborate with Nigeria to explore non-oil natural resources that have remained inadequately tapped due to the nation's dependence on crude.
To make this a reality, both countries will hold a Business and Investment Summit in 3 Polish cities between September 25 and 26, 2017.
As part of build-up towards the event, a team from Poland, as well as officials from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) visited the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
They were received by a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina.
President of Polish Chamber of Commerce, who led the Polish delegation, said Nigeria has lots of potentials, which his country would be glad to help transform to revenue.
Poland is looking at opportunities in bio fields, infrastructure, solid minerals, agriculture and many more.
These sectors have received minimal attention from the Nigerian government that sifted its economy mainstay away from agriculture to crude oil after black gold was discovered in late 1950s.
The nation’s economy is in recession and the need to explore other resources has become paramount on the government’s agenda.
Other members of the delegation include: Piotr Uruski, member of Polish parliament, Tomasz Sanpruch, Editor-in-Chief of Capital 24 TV, Okechukwu Nwafor, Editor-in-Chief of Poland based Denvoy Magazine, and Abubakar Yerima, a Deputy Director with NIPC.