The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, says increased partnerships between Nigerian and Indonesian businesses will serve as a good medium for private sectors in both countries to acquire appropriate knowledge to harness potential opportunities that exist in both countries.
In the same vein, the national President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu called for closer ties between Indonesia and Nigeria, called for closer ties between Indonesia and Nigeria, especially in the area of agribusiness technology.
She said this was to ensure that agricultural production in Nigeria was adequately enhanced for optimal output.
They made these statements during the first edition of the Virtual Nigerian-Indonesian Business Forum organised by the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture in partnership with the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
The forum which focused on Agribusiness sector brought together over 70 Nigerian and Indonesian companies.
Indonesian businesses presentations were made on hand tractors, agro processing equipment, water treatment chemicals and natural rubber coagulant will be featured in this edition.
Earlier in her statement, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, who’s also the chairperson Organised Private Sector of Nigeria, commended the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre in Lagos and NACCIMA team for successfully organising the virtual business forum, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said, “I want to call for closer ties between Indonesia and Nigeria, especially in the area of agribusiness technology, to ensure that agricultural production in Nigeria is adequately enhanced for optimal output.”
The Charge D’affaires of the Nigerian Embassy in Jakartar, Indonesia, Mrs Beatrice Archibong, said the organising of this business forum by NACCIMA and ITPC “is a clear demonstration of goodwill and determination to boost the economy of our countries in spite of the growing pandemic which has negatively impacted global economy.”
She expressed the commitment of the Nigerian Embassy in Indonesia to coordinate with relevant stakeholders in Indonesia to make necessary information and guide into the Indonesian market available to potential Nigerian investors.
Some of the Indonesian businesses that made presentations at the forum include CV. KARYA HIDUP SENTOSA Of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Producers of Quick Kubota Power Tillers and Hand Tractors; CAHAYA AGRO, producers of Agric machiner; and KIAN BANGUN PRADIZA, producers of water treatment chemicals, rubber coagulants e.t.c.
During the business matchmaking session, several Nigerian businesses initiated partnerships such as partnerships on rubber processing in Sapele, Delta state.
The Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre in Lagos and NACCIMA agreed on continuous forum for engagement between Indonesian and Nigerian businesses to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between both countries that has existed since the establishment of its diplomatic relations in 1965.