The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), on Thursday, holds an agriculture and export virtual seminar to discuss key strategic issues and challenges facing agricultural exports in Nigeria.
The event titled: “Unlocking Trade and Export Opportunities in the Agricultural Sector”, is expected to be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Red Star, Dr Sola Obabori.
Speakers at the event are; Dr Sola Obabori, MD/CEO Red Star Express Plc, Sami Khan, Director, Strategy, Food & Agriculture, CDC Group Plc; Captain John Okakpu, MD Abx Worl; Africanfarmer Mogaji, CEO FarmCredit NG; Ayodeji Balogun, CEO AFEX Commodities Exchange Ltd & Chairman of the NBCC Agric & Export Trade Group speaking on its theme.
Obabori said: “The clarion call to promote agriculture and turn Nigeria into an export giant must go beyond rhetoric. No nation becomes greet without a vibrant agricultural sector. The time for action is now.”
President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Mr Kayode Falowo said that the agricultural value chain is a key industry for economic development.
“Harnessing its trade and export potential will not only create wealth and job opportunities, but will also boost the nation’s GDP, reduce poverty and insecurity.
“As the largest sector employing two-thirds of the nation’s citizens, we recognise the significance of agriculture and cannot undermine its transformative power. This webinar will explore trade & export opportunities in the agricultural sector while addressing its challenges,” Falowo said.