The vice president of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Suren Vardanyan is leading the campaign for Russian companies to succeed in Africa under the project “Moscow – Africa”, but we want Nigeria to be the “Gateway to Africa” due the population and GDP. NIDO Russia’s goal is to triple the trade volume within the next two years and bring direct partnership in the area of manufacturing, as the Russian companies can collaborate with new or existing Nigerian companies for expansion or creation of production facilities. Nigeria can gain employment for her citizens, as we work to bring in about 30 companies within two years that will provide employment for not less than 4500 families.
Pitch session where nine Russian manufacturers wanting to enter the Nigerian market was organized under the auspices of NIDO Russia and the Moscow CCI, the Nigerian embassy, Moscow, represented by the Minister Economic, Trade and Investment, Ms Mercy Haruna also had separate meetings with all the Russian companies. Twenty companies from Nigeria participated.