Ghanaians CEOs on Thursday have been urged to create platforms for Nigerians to connect with investments opportunities that can generate growth for economies of both countries on a win win basis.
The President, Abuja Chambers of Commerce and Industry, ACCI, Al-Mujtaba Abubakar in his opening remark at the 2022 Ghana Nigeria Business Council CEO Forum in Abuja also urged Ghana should take advantage of the population of Nigeria as it represent a large consumer market for investors and traders.
Explaining the outcome of both country’s partnership, Abubakar said “In 2009, Nigeria net trade with Ghana in the export of metal was $2.1 billion, transportation $1.59 billion, mineral product $232 million.
“In 2019, Ghana had a trade net with Nigeria in the export of footwear and headwear worth almost $105 million, foodstuffs worth $25million and chemical products worth over $11million dollars.
Abubakar who was represented by the Idi Hong, Vice President Communication, Strategy and External Relations, said the forum underscores the importance of the partnership between the countries over the years, urging that the forum should not just be a one off thing.
Abubakar commended the effort of ECOWAS and the governments of Nigeria and Ghana towards the quick intervention in resolving the crisis between the Nigerian and Ghanians traders in Ghana.
“I think the intervention will go a long way in making sure that the relationship between the two countries and the vision of the ECOWAS to be quickly integrated.
“So it is highly commendable that the government of these countries have taken initiative towards solving this crisis.”