By Alayo Tunde Oso
A delegation of the Movement of French Businesses (MEDEF), the first network of entrepreneurs in France is visiting Nigeria (Abuja and Lagos) from Monday December 11 till December 13, 2017.
Giving reasons for their visit, Deputy CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics and Vice Chairman of the Africa Committee of MEDEF International, Mr Philippe Labonne, said: “Nigeria is a land of investment and opportunities for French companies through local partnerships.”
This is the main message that MEDEF International, the powerful French Business Confederation representing 75 per cent of the private sector in France, will disseminate throughout the business mission’s stay in Nigeria, from the 11th to the 13th of December 2017.
Labonne, alongside Mr Jean-Jacques Lestrade, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ponticelli Freres, will chair that 30-participant business mission, representing large, medium and small-sized companies interested in the many opportunities offered by the Nigerian market.
This 5th business mission to Nigeria organised by MEDEF International will visit Abuja and then Lagos, where delegates will have the opportunity to meet with public authorities, Nigerian private sector representatives as well as the French business community based in the country. A number of site visits are also planned, with a special focus on the iconic Eko Atlantic City.
According to Labonne, “We strongly think that working hand in hand with French companies can be a source of constant and long-lasting improvement of the quality of Nigerian economic growth, by bringing to our local partners what makes us different: local content, training, innovation and knowledge transfer.”
A wide range of sectors are represented in that business mission, some of which are: oil & gas, health, transportation, aerospace industry, banking & financial services, energy, security, agroindustry, and engineering.
French Entrepreneurs Visit Nigeria, Say ‘Country Land Of Investment, Opportunities’
By Alayo Tunde Oso