The Tanzanian Government has requested that the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) assist it in improving the trade relations between Tanzania and Nigeria.
The Tanzanian High Commissioner, H. E Dr Benson Alfred Bana stated this recently at the ACCI Secretariat in Abuja when he and his team visited the Chamber.
The team were received by the First Deputy President, of the Chamber Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, the Director General, Victoria Akai and other top management members of the Chamber.
The High Commissioner said the embassy is seeking to learn from ACCI how best to nurture and promote trade, to increase its values of trade, increase the number of tourism, as well as deliver on bilateral trade agreements between both Tanzania and Nigeria.
He explained that as Nigeria celebrated its 60th anniversary, it was worthy to recognize 50 years relationship between both countries.
“We are happy Nigeria has been able to take the opportunities to show Tanzania that the relationships should not only be on paper.
” That is why we appreciate the likes of Dangote, for having invested in Tanzania and has galvanized the African Spirit of promoting the Inter African trade within the framework of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Also the likes of UBA, Ecobank, GTBANK have branches across Tanzania ” he said.
While responding the First Deputy President of the Chamber, Al-Mujtaba Abubakar said the Chamber was always opened to discus trade and business relations as the primary duty of the Chamber is to develop businesses of its members as well and promote trade relations.
He informed the Envoy that despite COVID-19, the Chamber will be hosting the Abuja International Trade Fair from the 22 October to the 2nd November, 2020.
Also speaking, the Director General of the Chamber, Victoria Akai told the Envoy that the sectors of importance for trade relations between its members and Tanzania were in solid minerals, export Processing, cotton, cattle breeding, parks and recreation, Agriculture, Capacity Development and Joint trade promotion through Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos etc.