The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Footprint to Africa has announced plans to host the 2018 annual Independence Investment Forum on the Independence Day.
The event, according to the chamber, has the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the United States, Nigeria.
Speaking during a media briefing on the conference, the Director General, NACC, Oluwatoyin Akomolafe, said that the event sought to advance economic cooperation between Nigeria and the US through promotion of business and services that could improve trade relations and prosperity of both nations.
He said, “The forum is aimed at attracting long-term investments into agriculture, power/energy, mining and commodities with focus on American investors and interested parties with presence across the globe.
“TIIF 2019 will bring together policymakers, domestic and foreign direct investors, business leaders, expert speakers and other key stakeholders to a single location in Lagos, Nigeria and will offer a platform for discussing investment needs and goals without the need for investors to travel to various locations in Nigeria to see projects or for Nigerian companies seeking investments to travel to multiple countries to pitch to investors.
“Nigeria is a country buzzing with creative energy and blessed with vast resources and opportunities. You can’t claim to do business in Africa if you are not in Nigeria.”