The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) appointed Obinna Anyanwu as its first Country Head for Nigeria, in order to begin increasing the Council’s engagement with Nigeria’s business community
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) appointed Obinna Anyanwu as its first Country Head for Nigeria, in order to begin increasing the Council’s engagement with Nigeria’s business community.
CWEIC promotes trade and investment across the Commonwealth and is directed by 52 Heads of Government.
Nigeria is one of several countries benefiting from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s 24 on-going projects aimed at adapting and expanding global trade opportunities, which focus mostly on export development, market access, domestic capacity and trade facilitation.
This latest appointment looks to strengthen the CWEIC’s relationship with the Nigerian government and its commitment to the country’s business community.
The Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Burge, will visit Nigeria in November, 2017 to meet with government and sector leaders interested in the network’s business opportunities.
CWEIC also invited President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to address leaders at the Commonwealth Business Forum in April, 2018 and head a delegation of Nigerian businesses to discuss trade and investment.
A statement released by the Council on November 19, 2017 said: “A successful Business Forum requires a strong Nigerian delegation representing a diverse range of industries. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and a leader in the Commonwealth Business Community.
“As Africa’s largest oil producer and home to a wealth of natural resources, with a large internal market and a young, energetic population, Nigeria deserves its reputation for creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
“It is imperative that successful and growing Nigerian businesses come forward to support CWEIC’s push for greater Commonwealth engagement and contribute to the Commonwealth Business Forum.”
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