Delegates representing the Nigerian-American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) have stormed the United States in a bid to promote and develop economic, cultural and social interest between Nigeria and the Obama-led government in the United States of America.
Apart from Washington DC where they were earlier hosted by the Nigerian Embassy during meetings with government officials and departments and agencies, the delegates will also visit Inland Empire and Silicon Valley in California and Atlanta Georgia which is also sector specific focusing on Agric/Agro Allied, Real Estate/Construction, Infrastructural Services, Professional/Supports Services, and ICT Broad Band.
LEADERSHIP WEEKEND learnt that apart from using the 2011 trade mission to the United States to promote and develop economic, cultural and social interests between Nigeria and the United States, the delegates are also expected to discuss and develop new strategies and explore the possibilities of opening new windows of opportunities for greater trade development between both countries.
The mission will also create new opportunities for members of the chamber to meet with their U.S counterparts and directly negotiate specific business opportunities in their areas of interest.
The 2011 Trade Mission represents the largest efforts of the chamber to remain vibrant in the pursuit of its primary objective and to constitute a stronger bridge for economic development of Trade and Cultural Exchange between both countries.
They are expected to use the forum to promote and develop contracts, foster mutual understanding and encourage sound and ethical business relationship among Nigerians in business.
The Nigerian-American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) which is the oldest bilateral chamber in Nigeria was informed in 1960 by the need to enhance business relationship between the United States of America and Nigeria.
It operates a network of chapters in Nigeria, namely; Kaduna, Imo, Rivers, Oyo, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.