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Online Seminar "Nigeria Business Seminar"

Online Seminar "Nigeria Business Seminar"

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo organized an online seminar, “Nigeria Business Seminar” on 16 September 2020, jointly with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

Followed by the Opening Remarks by Mr. Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, the Executive Secretary of NIPC, Ms. Sadiku explained in her keynote presentation recent business environments and investment potentials in Nigeria. She concluded with an invitation to the Japanese companies to establish their presence in Nigeria in order to take advantages of its largest market in Africa.

In the First Panel Session, Mr. Lanlehin from Yokogawa Nigeria Limited and Mr. Inoue from STANDAGE Inc., mentioned quality human resources as well as the strategic geographical location of Nigeria, from the viewpoint of Japanese companies operating in the country. Mr. Adefeko from Olam Nigeria Limited and Mr. Ezenwere from Arone expressed their expectation to the Japanese investors.

In the Second Panel Session, Mr. Elias-Fatile from the Embassy of Nigeria in Japan and Mr. Oyekunle from the Nigeria Export Processing Zones (NEPZA) first explained how they can support Japanese companies’ business in Nigeria, including incentives applied in the Processing Zones. Mr. Shigeyo Nishizawa from JETRO Lagos mentioned the recent rise of Nigerian startups in communication, agriculture, logistics and fintech sectors. Finally, Mr. Bamidele from UNIDO Nigeria stated that COVID-19 had negative impact on the country’s macro and micro economy but at the same time it strengthened the free trading in the continent including AfCFTA and new business opportunities in the IT/Digital sector.

Mr. Baba and Mr. Salami from NIPC, supporting Japanese companies’ business in Nigeria with UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, also participated in the both panel sessions and responded to questions from the audience.

*Some presentation materials can be downloaded by clicking the names of speaker below.

Outline

Date:    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time:  16:30-18:25 (JST)/ 8:30-10:25 (Nigerian time)
Organizers: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, 
  Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
Language: Japanese/English
Registration fee:  Free of charge
MC: Ms. Minako Shigematsu, Consultant, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

 

Programme

Japan Nigeria
16:30 8:30 Opening remarks
   

Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

16:35 8:35 Keynote Presentation
   

Ms. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

16:50 8:50 “Panel Session I – Private Sector in Nigeria”
   

Moderator: Ms. Minako Shigematsu, Consultant, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Panelists:
Mr. Olushola Lanlehin, Executive Director, Yokogawa Nigeria Limited
Mr. Shun Inoue, Executive Director, STANDAGE Inc.
– Mr. Ade Adefeko, Vice President Corporate and Government Relations, Olam Nigeria Limited
– Mr. Emmanuel Ezenwere, CEO & Founder, Arone
 Mr. Mohammed Baba, Deputy Director of Investor Relations, NIPC [Japan Desk]
– Mr. Abayomi Salami, Deputy Director of Policy Advocacy, NIPC

17:35 9:35 Panel Session II – Partnerships with Public Organizations
 

Moderator: Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Panelists:
 Mr. Tiwatope Adeleye Elias-Fatile, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Japan
 Mr. Oyesola Oyekunle, Director, Zones Operations (Public Sector), Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
 Mr. Shigeyo Nishizawa, Trade Commissioner and Managing Director, JETRO Lagos
 Mr. Reuben Bamidele, National Programme Officer, UNIDO Nigeria Regional Office Hub
 Mr. Mohammed Baba, Deputy Director of Investor Relations, NIPC [Japan Desk]
 Mr. Abayomi Salami, Deputy Director of Policy Advocacy, NIPC            

18:25 10:25 End

 

Contact for inquiries

  Ms. Shigematsu and Ms. Onozaki , UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
  E-mail: itpo.tokyo@unido.org

  • Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

  • Ms. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO, NIPC

  • Mr. Mohammed Baba, Deputy Director of Investor Relations, NIPC [Japan Desk]

  • Mr. Abayomi Salami, Deputy Director of Policy Advocacy, NIPC

  • Mr. Olushola Lanlehin, Executive Director, Yokogawa Nigeria Limited

  • Mr. Shun Inoue, Executive Director, STANDAGE Inc.

  • Mr. Ade Adefeko, Vice President Corporate and Government Relations, Olam Nigeria Limited

  • Mr. Emmanuel Ezenwere, CEO & Founder, Arone

  • Mr. Tiwatope Adeleye Elias-Fatile, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Japan

  • Mr. Oyesola Oyekunle, Director, Zones Operations (Public Sector), Nigeria Export Processing Zones

  • Mr. Shigeyo Nishizawa, Trade Commissioner and Managing Director, JETRO Lagos

  • Mr. Reuben Bamidele, National Programme Officer, UNIDO Nigeria Regional Office Hub

  • Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo 

  • Ms. Minako Shigematsu, Consultant, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo