First round working group meeting of Japan-Nigeria Business Facilitation Council holds Friday

Japan Prime Minister Abe, left, and Nigeria’s President Buhari during a meeting at TICAD7 held in Yokohama, Japan in August 2019

By Dave Iyima

The first working group meeting of the Japan-Nigeria Business Facilitation Council (JNBFC) gets under way in Lagos Friday with representatives of Nigerian Minstries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Also expected are Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, (NIPC), Embassy of Japan, Japan External Trade Organizaion (JETRO), Japan International Cooperataion Agency (JICA) and Japanese private sectors  operators.

According to a statement to Apex News from Japan Embassy, said the meeting of JNBFC was officially launched last November, 2019. The establishment of JNBFC was agreed at the summit meeting during the TICAD7 in 2019 between the Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

The working group meeting will be held to exchange candid views between the Nigerian government/authorities and Japanese private sectors at the working level, to facilitate Japanese business for development of Nigeria.