To unlock economic opportunities in South-South Corporation between Nigeria and Morocco, experts and think tanks from both economies will be in Nigeria tomorrow (Tuesday) to fashion out soft landing platforms for trade and investment.
The programme being anchored by Economic Enterprises, Centre for Public Policy Alternatives and BusinessDay as media partners with the theme “Morocco-Nigeria: Bridging the Synergies” slated for Radisson Blue, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, will seek to address some of the bottlenecks hindering business partnership between both economies.
“The seminar shed light on the economic and trade potential that lies ahead the two nations, both in need to expand their economic horizons. It will also facilitate quality knowledge sharing and policy dialog,” Hassan Hassan Halaoui, CEO, Economic Enterprises in Morocco, says.
Nigeria and Morocco are two “Lions” in the African continent. Their relationship has tremendous strategic potential, from cooperating on the hot topics of Africa (security, human development, religion and the future of Africa), to playing the role of leading locomotives in the South-South partnership.
Beyond these strategic aspects, there are more tangible synergies, namely on the economic front – agriculture, finance, energy, industry and infrastructure cooperation, among others.
Following this event, the organising committee will produce a white paper underlining the arguments put forward in order to overcome the various hurdles and tap into the available opportunities. Over 100 handpicked decision makers, influencers, scholars and institutional investors from Morocco and Nigeria will attend this event in Lagos.
For more than 17 years, the monthly magazine Economic Enterprises has been analysing the macro economical changes of Morocco with a relevant perspective on news and background investigations on major issues. It is the quintessential communication medium to reach an influential target, composed of elite of the Moroccan society, policy makers and opinion leader.
The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) in the other hand is an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank committed to rigorous research through which public policies are examined and best practices disseminated. CPPA aims to help sub-Saharan African governments, institutions, and businesses create innovative policy solutions to development challenges.