CEM REPORT | The Japanese Government in strengthening trade bilateral relations has made plans to establish an automotive industry in Nigeria.
The government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) revealed this when the agency visited the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Evelyn Ngige in her office in Abuja.
The Chief Representative of JICA, in Nigeria, Mr. Yuzurio Susumu, during the visit said the Government of Japan is always ready to collaborate with Nigeria to strengthen trade bilateral relationship between the two countries as his government seeks to establish an automotive industry for Africa, of which Nigeria is the focal point.
He added that “the world is now moving to a green economy for industrial growth and development and Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind on this global initiative.”
He revealed that the collaborations also includes; trade facilitation, e-commerce, capacity building among others.
The Permanent Secretary Dr. Evelyn Ngige delighted in the collaboration appreciated JICA’s for its review of trade and industrial policies which includes coordination, cooperation and implementation of such policies in Nigeria.
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She urged JICA to leverage on Japan’s trade and industrial policies as a working document in the review of Nigeria’s Trade and Industrial Policies to achieve optimum results.
The permanent secretary further highlighted other areas of collaboration which includes; training of young professionals of the ministry, e-commerce, animation, artificial intelligence and other capacity building programmes stressing that Nigeria needs closer engagement with JICA.