Nigeria, Germany Agree To Collaborate On Commerce, Agriculture
The governments of Nigeria and Germany on Friday signed two memorandum of understanding in agriculture and commerce to improve productivity in both sectors.
Both MoU signed was part of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 3-day tour to West African countries – Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.
The first agreement was signed between the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (NACCIMA) and the German-Africa Business Association.
Deputy national president of NACCIMA Saratu Abubakar, signed on behalf of Nigeria, while Stefan Liebing, of German Africa Business Association, signed on behalf of the German business delegation.
The second agreement was signed between the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL, and the PETKUS Technologie GmbH, a company that specializes in post-harvest agricultural value chain which was signed by Aliyu Abdulhameed and representative of PETKUS Technologie GmbH, Peter Huser, signed for the Germans.
Speaking after signing the MOUs, Nigeria’s Industry, Trade and Investment minister, Okechukwu Enelamah said the agreements would increase collaboration between Nigeria and Germany in the two areas to grow small and medium enterprises in Nigeria
”We want our SMEs to learn from the German Experience and be as important. The other area of German excellence is the technical area; technical education, technical training and technical development. It’s also an area of great interest to Nigeria,” Enelamah said.
“We are also working with Germany in the automobile sector because that’s also an area where Germany is a leader and Nigeria clearly has a policy to be a leader in the auto sector in West Africa and Africa.”