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Nigeria: AGOA - Chamber of commerce to assist businessmen

Published date:
Thursday, 14 January 2010

The Kaduna state chapter of Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce has promised to help credible businessmen to access the window which the African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) provides for African goods in the United States, Dr Musa Bawa, the president has promised.

Dr Bawa who made this known when the new EXCO paid a courtesy call on the Kaduna bureau of Daily Trust, also said that the chamber will help genuine businessmen to secure visas for business trips to the US. According to him, the chamber aims to promote business and cultural ties between Nigeria and the United States.

The president of Kaduna state chapter also said that the chamber will avail Nigerian businessmen and their American counterpart's information about investment and business opportunities in both countries. He said that they will facilitate trade missions for Nigerian investors to the United States and vice versa.

Dr Bawa also said that the chamber has lined up several activities for 2010, including trade fairs and exhibitions where made in Nigeria and US goods will be show cased.

He said that the chamber will attend a trade mission in April, adding that Nigerian businessmen should endeavour to attend. The president invited Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and Aminiya newspapers to become corporate members of the chamber.

In his response, Kaduna Bureau Chief, Malam Ibraheem Musa thanked the Nigerian American/Chamber of Commerce for the invitation, promising to present the offer to the management.

According to him, the new exco chose to visit Daily Trust first because of the credibility of all the titles in the company. He pointed out that Media Trust is the only publishing house that allows members of the public to complain against its publications or editorial staff if they feel unfairly reported.

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