Lagos – About 142 foreign companies from
different continents on Thursday exhibited various processed, as
well as agricultural processing products to Nigerians in Lagos.
The companies, participating in this year’s ongoing “Food
Nigeria’s’’ 3-day Exhibition and Conference, are from
China, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, United Kingdom, Saudi
Arabia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Egypt and Turkey.
Others are from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Singapore, Germany, Poland,
Israel, Malaysia and some other, already in Nigeria.
Mr Ryan Sanderson, Exhibition Manager of informal Life Science Services
Exhibition, organisers of the fair, told the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the exhibition, that Nigeria had numerous
Sanderson said that many of the companies were becoming “more and
more’’ interested in Nigeria due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing
fight against corruption.
“This Food Nigeria Exhibition is a platform for various companies from
across the world to come together, network and establish business ties
“In this exhibition, we have 142 companies from 20 countries from
across the globe, here in Lagos, with their food and agricultural
“More and more of these companies are now itching to come and invest,
as well as do business in Nigeria because of the commitment of
President Buhari to fighting corruption,’’ he said.
Sanderson also said that the companies had expressed their readiness
to take advantage of Nigeria’s increasing population and investment
environment for their products and services.
According to him, Nigeria has an attractive and interesting market,
that is attracting more foreign companies.
He said that the ongoing 3-day exhibition, which is the largest in
West Africa, had created a platform for the exhibitors to personally
meet with distributors, importers, wholesalers and supermarket
Sanderson, however, said that it was imperative for the Nigerian
Government to begin to consider reviewing its import regulations,
because the current regulations were discouraging Nigerian importers