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FG seeks trade relations with Poland

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo says Federal Government will strengthen her relationship between Nigeria and Poland in trade, commerce and industrialization.

A statement signed on Friday in Abuja by the Special Assistant to the minister on Media, Mr Julius Jegede, Otunba Adebayo says the Minister received the Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Nigeria, Mrs Jonna Tarnawska in his office.

He said that government had put in place measures to ensure that all foreigners, including those from Poland engage with credible local investors.

Otunba Adebayo said one of such measures to include the Executive Order 001, Ease of Doing Business aimed at removing all incumbrances of business regulation.

“We will give you the investment brochure of Nigeria through the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) to help further your knowledge of our local business environment,” he said.

Otunba Adebayo further said that Nigeria would initiate economic and technical cooperation with Poland so that in the process, there would be a trade mission and proper economic activities to be carried out between the two countries.

“I want to specifically allay your fears about Polish businesses coming to Nigeria, this ministry is playing a leading role in ease of doing business and it is backed by the Executive Order, tagged “Executive Order 001” .

“It means that no encumbrance when it comes to the registration of your businesses. Even at the point of entering into the country, you will have automatic visa on arrival.

“I’m saying this to allay your fears about the type of relationship that could exist between your country’s business and Nigeria,”he said.

He said from the export angle, there were lots of things the two countries could synergise on, including items branded and certified, meeting all the necessary international standards through the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

Earlier, the Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Nigeria, Mrs Jonna Tarnawska expressed willingness to explore further business opportunities in Nigeria.

She said the essence of the visit was to reiterate that Poland would like to continue its cooperation with Nigeria.

“Poland has a long standing relationship with Nigeria. And we will like to further develop on this for the benefits of both nations.

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