Kenyan Embassy Seeks to Collaborate with ACCI’s in Improving Trade Relations, Commercial Engagements between both Countries
The Kenyan Embassy in Nigeria has sought the collaboration of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in improving trade relations and commercial engagement in the areas of mining, manufacturing, and other sectors between Nigeria and Kenya.
The Kenyan Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador H. E. (Dr.) Wilfred G Machage stated this on Wednesday, when he led his team from the embassy to the ACCI secretariat in Abuja.
The Ambassador who congratulated the ACCI President, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar on the occasion of his inauguration ceremony, said Kenya and Nigeria enjoy and share warm relation base on common understanding and long historical bonds of friendship.
He also explained that Kenya requires Nigeria’s support in enhancing its level of trade and commercial engagement, hence the purpose of the meeting.
The Ambassador who regretted that trade between Kenya and Nigeria is very minimum further noted that statistics show that export from Kenya to Nigeria were valued at $40 million.
Speaking earlier the Director-General of the ACCI, Ms Victoria Akai said Nigeria and Kenya had signed many agreements in areas focus including trade, policy and tourism amongst others in the past but there has been limited information about the implementation of the agreement.
She stated that ACCI is always ready to work with interested partners to further progress the businesses of its members.
She informed the Ambassador of the workings of the chamber and its four centers stating that the Abuja Trade Center is the centre that facilitates trade and business networking.
“The Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre is the training arm of the centre while the Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) was set up to resolve commercial disputes amongst ACCI members and the general Public.
“The Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) formulates policies that are in Favour of the business community “ she said
Speaking earlier, the Vice President Mines, who is also the Chairman Abuja Trade Centre of the Chamber, Dr Anene S. Johnson called for a better and stronger relationship between the ACCI and the embassy.