More foreign missions and Federal Government agencies are coming on board the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Economic Recovery Agri-Agro Summit with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Abuja, Nigeria coming on board.
As part of the build-up activities to herald the main summit in October 2017, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Harry Purwanto, and the National President of NACCIMA, Chief Iyalode Alaba Lawson, have put together an Economic Breakfast Meeting under the Chairmanship of Mr. Pascal G. Dozie, with the objective to discussing agriculture investment promotion in Nigeria. The breakfast meeting is scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
This was disclosed at the NACCIMA Secretariat by the Chairman of NACCIMA Economic Recovery Committee (NERC), Prince David Iweta, who said discussion at the meeting will, among other things, centre on the need to achieve sustainable agricultural activities in Nigeria and make agriculture an economic power bloc with support infrastructure.
Purwanto, on his part, emphasised the fact that Indonesia is the world’s biggest producer, consumer and exporter of palm oil products, yet it cannot meet the demands. They are therefore seeking to work with NACCIMA and government of Nigeria by exposing the agricultural policy programme of the Republic of Indonesia, which led to the remarkable success for the country, for consideration. The parley is expected to be attended by agriculture policy stakeholders in Nigeria, particularly chairpersons on agriculture in the legislature.
At an earlier visit to NACCIMA by the ambassador, he assured of his country’s desire to partner with the private sector of Nigeria to support the government achieve success in oil palm development as a section of agriculture in line and support the current economic diversification effort of the Nigerian government.