30 French companies in Nigeria to explore opportunities
by ODINAKA ANUDU
December 14, 2017 | 12:39 am| | | Start Conversation
Thirty companies from France are in Nigeria to explore opportunities offered by Africa’s biggest economy.
Their visit, organised by MEDEF International, is part of a business mission to Nigeria. The firms are visiting Abuja and Lagos, where delegates meet with public authorities, the private sector representatives and the French business community based in the country.
A number of site visits are also planned, with a special focus on the Eko Atlantic City.
“Nigeria is a land of investment and opportunities for French companies through local partnerships,” Philippe Labonne, deputy CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics and vice chairman of the Africa Committee of MEDEF International.
Labonne, alongside Jean-Jacques Lestrade, vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ponticelli Freres, are chairing the 30-participant business mission, which strted on Monday.
“We strongly think that working hand in hand with French companies can be a source of constant and long-lasting improvement of the quality of Nigerian economic growth, by bringing to our local partners what makes us different: local content, training, innovation and knowledge transfer,”Labonne said.
A wide range of sectors are represented in the business mission, some of which are: oil & gas, health, transportation, aerospace industry, banking & financial services, energy, security, agroindustry, and engineering.
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