Enterprise Television- 120 French Businesses Exist In Nigeria – Ambassador
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to France, Modupe Irele, on Monday disclosed that there were currently about 120 French businesses located in different parts of Nigeria.
Ms. Irele told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that Nigerians were also prepared to go into partnership with more French companies in adding value to Nigerian products.
“Nigerians want partnership in improving the quality of cocoa butter, fat and oil, frozen shrimps and prawns, ginger, sesame seeds, among others. The French, like many other business people, are showing interest in Nigeria’s drive to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria,’’ she said.
According to her, Nigeria currently remains France’s fifth-largest supplier of natural hydrocarbons and its leading supplier in sub-Saharan Africa.
She said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Paris during the One Planet Summit, had presented the opportunity for France and Nigeria to further strengthen their bilateral relations.
Ms. Irele said that the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was on the President’s entourage used the opportunity to meet with French officials on how to promote agricultural development in his state.