Canada-Nigeria Expo: FCT- Ontario Collaboration
Partnerships provide more significant opportunities, broader perspectives, and expertise for organizations and governments interested in sustainable development. The organizers of the Canada Nigeria Business and Investment Expo 2022 in Toronto recognize the role of partnerships in realizing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
That is why they designed the program to provide Federal, State and Municipal Agencies in Canada and Nigeria a veritable platform to secure strategic partnerships in key development sectors. This time, it is between the government of Ontario and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
The High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada, Adeyinka Asekun, says meetings like these can start benefitting from low-hanging fruits while Canada and Nigeria finalize the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). He commended the organizers for emphasizing the consolidation of opportunities in the non-oil exports in Nigeria, stressing that growth in this sector will deepen commercial ties and increase the volume of trade between Nigeria and Canada.
From the presentations by investors on both sides, vistas of possibilities seemed to open ahead of Nigeria and Canada. The event organizers are ready to follow up after the meetings to ensure continuity. Meanwhile, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, is in Canada for the Business and Investment Expo. The High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada, Adeyinka Asekun and a team of diplomats from the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa, received Dr Tijjani Aliyu on arrival. The Minister and members of her delegation will visit the parliament and meet top Ontario government officials to discuss investment opportunities in the Federal Capital Territory.