The Embassy of Nigeria in Bangkok, Thailand under the focused leadership of His Excellency, Ambassador Oma Djebah has advanced steps towards attracting sustainable agro-investments to Nigeria by boosting agricultural partnerships and cooperation between Nigerian and Thai agro-allied business owners.
To actualize this goal in line with the federal government’s policy of ensuring food security and boosting agricultural productivity in all key areas, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Thailand, Ambassador Djebah, earlier in the week hosted strategic private sector players in the agricultural sector in Thailand.
According to the envoy of Nigeria to Thailand, Ambassador Djebah, who used the occasion to flag off an investment program dubbed: ‘Investment Direct’, the idea is to match-make Thai and Nigerian business owners in the agricultural and agro-allied sector with the goal of “fostering food security, boosting agricultural productivity for domestic consumption and for export in a strategic manner that is mutually beneficial to both sides of the investment spectrum.”
Ambassador Djebah while hosting the meeting where he flagged off ‘Investment Direct’ said the initiative would strategically boost businesses (including trade and investment) and attract investment in the agricultural and allied sector as he extended the warm hospitality and embrace of Nigeria to Thai business owners.
Appraising the initiative, the participating Thai business operators in the agricultural sector pledged to work with the Mission of Nigeria in identifying and partnering with the right and appropriate agricultural and agro allied companies in Nigeria.
Mr Shannon Lee Ferry, overseas director of Flying Star Machinery-Thailand, one of the oldest agricultural machinery manufacturing industries in Thailand, assured that with the support of the Embassy of Nigeria, Bangkok, his company was prepared to work with established and apt partners in Nigeria to help boost the agricultural sector.
Also, in his response, Mr Paramin Komarapajukul, CEO of Horizon Medlink Co Ltd and a known player in the Thai agricultural sector said with Nigeria’s massive population of over 200 million people coupled with a ready market on account of that dynamics, he was ready to explore the business opportunities that exist in Nigeria in terms of cooperation investment and forge sustainable partnerships.
Following the productive engagement, Ambassador Djebah, thanked the participating Thai business executives for their interest in investing in the
country, while promising to build up a match-making partnership with the right Nigerian businesses in the agricultural sector.