Trade Mission to Nigeria, June, 2016
Africa House London organised a trade delegation to Nigeria with the aim of boosting trade activity between the UK and Nigeria. The delegation was composed of experts from oil & gas, agriculture, education/training and real estate, along with UK Members of Parliament.
Facilitated by the Trade & Investment desk of the Nigerian High commission in London, the delegation was led by two directors from Africa House London; Emmanuel Obasi and John Mulryan. The group was welcomed in Abuja by the Nigeria Federal Government’s Ministry of Trade and Investment who were keen to communicate that the country is looking to attract more foreign investors and trade partners.
The UK private sector participants were accompanied by three British MPs: Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton, who led the Education sector; Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne, leading the Digital/Technology sector; and Laurence Robertson, MP for Tewksbury, and Chairman of the Westminster Africa Business Group.
During this short trip: 18 agreements were reached with signed MOUs, and 6 Nigerian companies agreed to follow-up visits to the UK to finalise trade partnerships.