Monday, March 20

Gambia Engages Nigeria For Investment Opportunities

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Permanent Secretary Mustapha Yarbo; GIIEPA Chief Executive Officer Ousainou Senghore; and GIEPA Senior Investment Promotion and Facilitation Manager Hamey Jawara with their Nigerian hosts 

A Three-man delegation comprising Permanent Secretary, office of the President, Mustapha Yarbo; Ousainou Senghore, Chief Executive Officer; and Hamey Jawara Senior Investment Promotion and Facilitation Manager at the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) are in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for an investment mission. 

The delegates met local partners and companies in various parts of Nigeria including NIJI-AGRO Solutions Limited in Lagos. The firm uptakes leadership in cassava and maize production processing them into starch, flour, gari and the peel used for animal feed. NIJI also provides skills training on all levels of the agricultural value chain. 

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Other engagements of the delegation include presentations and discussions on the Gambia’s value propositions with five Nigerian companies specializing in Business Process outsourcing, logistics, agro-processing and medical services. NIJI-AGRO solutions limited is now looking forward to having land in the Gambia to produce cassava and maize. 

The week-long engagement funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB)is part of thetechnical support facility to IPAs in Transition Countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia.

The initiative is expected to provide skills transfer for aspiring farmers including youths.

By Baboucarr Camara, Communications Manager, GIEPA

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