‘Unprecedented opportunities’ for Irish firms to thrive in Nigeria, ambassador says

African nation keen to address ‘lopsided’ trading relationship, where Irish exports to Nigeria in 2020 were worth $342m while imports totalled just $12m

Ijeoma Obiezu, Nigeria’s ambassador to Ireland: ‘In the areas of oil and gas, anyone who has the finance and capital to venture into Nigeria at a time like this will do very well.’ Picture:

Irish businesses who expand into Nigeria have “unprecedented opportunities” to grow across a range of sectors, the country’s ambassador to Ireland has said.

Ijeoma Obiezu said the African nation’s large population and the existing trade links between the countries offered Irish firms a range of opportunities to grow their business.

This was particularly true in the areas of agriculture, information and communications technology (ICT), construction and real estate, she told the Business Post.

“The opportunities ...