Speaking at the NCTC press launch in Douala on Friday, June 21, His Excellency; Safiu O. Olaniyan, the Consul General of Nigeria for Littoral and West Regions, said that Cameroon and Nigeria have to benefit from their deep fraternal and historical affinity which has transcended political barriers.
“The event presents a unique opportunity to deepen and also widen the ties in the domain of trade, tourism and culture between both countries,” Mr. Olaniyan explained to the press. “The vision is to be the leading promoter of positive Economic/Commercial relations, cultural and Tourism exchange between Nigeria and Cameroon for development,” he said.
The NCTC is a five-day event scheduled to hold from September 27th to October 1st, 2019 at the Canal Olympia, Bessengue – Douala.
It will feature discussions on business-to-business opportunities, seminars and exhibitions on trade, exchange talks on Tourism and Entertainment opportunities between Nigeria and Cameroon. There will also be Fashion and Food exhibitions of both Cameroonian and Nigerian origin at the event.
The event will also feature training programs for young entrepreneurs and startups working in Nigeria and in Cameroon, to enable young business men and women learn helpful strategies from experts from in and around Africa.
It promises to bring together stakeholders in the creative industry such as music, film, fashion and Arts and Culture industries as well as Government agencies/ institutions, corporate entities, financial institutions and the general public.
NCTC is looking forward to solidify and exploit the already existing virile commercial ties between both African countries. It is a platform for Cameroonians and Nigerians to exploit significant mutual opportunities, potential, as well as human and natural resources endowed in the two countries.
“We have Dangote and UBA bank operating here and we also have some Cameroonian companies operating in Nigeria. We hope to use this forum to attract a car manufacturing company here,” – His Excellency; Safiu Olaniyan, said.
The first edition of the NCTC took place in 2009 and despite the long recess, the fruits are evident.
The NCTC is an initiative of the Consulate General of Nigeria in Douala in conjunction with the Nigerian High Commission in Yaounde & the Consulate General of Nigeria in Buea; built on the philosophy that, Africans have to explore existing opportunities around them rather than looking abroad .