In order to strengthen its economic and bilateral relations ties with Nigeria, the Danish Government has formally opened its Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos with a team of investors visiting the country to discuss ways of attracting investments into the economy. The team of investors who visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) was led by the Consular General of the newly opened embassy, Mr. Per Christensen. The ambassador stated that his team was willing to invest in a commercially viable interest with Danish equity.
Christensen listed some sectors of the Nigerian economy his country would be establishing partnership with Nigeria to boost as renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, power and agro allied sectors. He harped on the important roles and support of the Commission to help navigate them through the Nigerian market and also match-make them with potential local investors. The Envoy maintained that the Diplomatic mission in Nigeria was established to advise and assist in a number of areas which include, political, consular, commercial, investment, cultural, press, and facilitate business relations and activities between both countries, but however disclosed that the Danish Government had officially registered its presence in Nigeria since 1984.
The 13-man investment delegation was received by the Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ms. Ladi Katagum, who briefed them on the investment climate of the country and the activities of the Commission. The Director Real Sector, Mr. Rueben Kifasi, who stood in for the Ag. Executive Secretary, assured them of support from the Commission since it is its mandate to promote, facilitate and monitor profitable Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, inflows into the Nigeria economy and also provides after care services to already existing investors.