The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Joanna Tarnawska, recently paid a working visit to the Marina office of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
She was received by the Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman and the wife of the Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Mrs Ndidi Ugwu.
Nigeria and Poland had bilateral trade talks in 2013 to collaborate in the area of military hardware, railway, and renewable energy.
In light of the huge infrastructural and security challenges currently faced in Nigeria, Poland’s comparative advantage in the aforementioned areas could stimulate increased trade and investment.
In particular, Poland has shown interest in importing coal from Nigeria, as 90 per cent of its power generation is from coal.
It is noteworthy that Polish authorities are indicating willingness to cooperate with our Ministry of Science and Technology on facilitating the establishment of Science and Technology Incubation Parks in Nigeria. The Parks, when established, are to become the main hub for technological inventions, development and manufacture, for the Nigerian and African regional markets. It would be mutually beneficial to Poland and Nigeria.
Poland is the third largest producer of fertilizer in Europe and net producer of agro-machineries and pesticides from which Nigeria can benefit immensely. Polish and Nigeria organised private sectors are also be encouraged to engage in Joint Venture schemes in Nigeria’s agriculture, an area that has limitless potentials in terms of raw materials like, Cocoa, Palm Oil, Groundnuts, Bean seeds, Cotton, Jatropha Plantation and Tropical fruits which Poland needs for its factories.
L-R: The MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Joanna Tarnawska and the wife of the Nigeria Ambassador to Poland, Her Excellency, Mrs. Ndidi Ugwu during a working visit to the Corporate Headquarters of the Authority, Marina, Lagos.