By Oluwafunke Ishola
Lagos – The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed its resolve to strengthen Nigeria’s bilateral economic relations with Russia though technology-driven opportunities.
Mr Muda Yusuf, LCCI’s Director-General, who said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, noted that technology offered series of spaces for economic ties.
He said the chamber had concluded plans for the hosting of a Russian-Nigerian Business Forum on May 23.
According to him, the forum aims to create a platform for Russian technology firms to interact with their Nigerian counterparts.
The LCCI official said the Russian-Nigeria business forum would expose technological innovations capable of enhancing energy generation, food production, construction, transportation, communication and manufacturing.
“The event targets the importance of utilising technology along with the capabilities they represent to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries,’’ he said.
Yusuf said the forum would also work out mechanisms for a direct and mutually beneficial economic interface between Nigerian businessmen and their Russian counterparts.
“The business forum will examine issues related to robotics, artificial intelligence, customer insights, big data and analytics, e-Commerce & m-Commerce.
“It will also explore employee management solutions, fraud and loss prevention, store operations such as cash management, epos solutions, self-checkout, virtual reality and augmented reality and scanners.
“The overall goal is to open up business opportunities within both countries for mutual benefits,’’ he said.
Yusuf further disclosed that Russian officials such as the Consul General and its Economic Counselor would attend the event.