Nigerdock hosted a Private Sector Mission (PSM) led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation comprising 23 companies specialised in Renewable Energy, Green Technologies, Agribusiness, Sustainable Packaging, Circular Economy, and Waste Management from Germany and Europe. Also in attendance were high-level executives from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.
Speaking during the visit, Nigerdock CEO, Maher Jarmakani, said, “This visit represents a significant step towards strengthening the partnership between private sector companies in Nigeria and Europe. Our long-term commitment to Nigeria’s economic empowerment aligns perfectly with the goals of this mission, and we firmly believe that this collaboration will contribute to industrialisation, foreign direct investment, job creation, and increased adoption of green practices in Nigeria.”
Germany is seeking to invest across a variety of sectors, ranging from infrastructure and energy to agriculture business, mineral resources, information and communication technologies, transport, and logistics. Nigeria was Germany’s second-largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa, with direct German investments in Nigeria amounting to $158 million in 2021.
Deputy Head of Office, UNIDO ITPO Germany, Michael Schmidt, remarked: “UNIDO is dedicated to industrial park development in developing countries and economies in transition., with a specific focus on result efficiency and input for eco-industrial parks. Our objectives and Nigerdock’s infrastructure goals present a valuable opportunity for cross-collaboration, and we look forward to further engagement regarding these initiatives.”
Nigerdock is a leading Nigerian maritime and logistics company operating an integrated free zone and port in Lagos. The company provides clients with terminal operations, logistics, marine services, and free zone solutions.
About UNIDO ITPO Germany
The Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (ITPO Germany), a part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), mobilises and supports technology transfer, private sector investments and industrial cooperation with developing countries for sustainable, private sector-led economic development.
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