Eurocham Nigeria is a business group uniting, since 2018, the main European investors and corporate organizations in Nigeria. Our principal objective is to actively promote trade, investments, and exchanges between European and Nigerian businesses, advocating European quality standards, best practices, and culture of corporate social responsibility.
The European Union is a significant trading partner of Nigeria and as such, the engagement between EU companies and Nigerian public and private sector entities is crucial to maintain the further the strong business ties the EU and Nigeria, which is Africa’s largest economy. The EU is also Africa’s largest trading partner and with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, there are opportunities for EU companies in Nigeria to expand their market from Nigeria to other African countries.
EuroCham Nigeria recognizes the opportunities and difficulties that could be faced by European companies of varying sizes operating in Nigeria. We therefore seek to partner with our members to drive their business success in Nigeria. To do so, we have provided a platform to connect business leaders of these companies with each other to share their experiences and best practices in areas of great importance to their operations. EuroCham Nigeria further facilitates engagement between its members and high-level stakeholders of the Nigerian public sector through regular meetings and forums. This enables our members to gain insight into policy developments in the country and to contribute, where possible, to the formulation of policies.Conscious that we are together part of a community of European investors in Nigeria, we are anchored in the belief that when Nigeria goes well, our respective businesses fare well and so do the numerous people that we employ and impact every day. Please join us to contribute our joint success.
The EU Delegation to the Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS is proud to partner EuroCham and to support its’ work representing European companies. With its’ new identity, EuroCham is ideally placed to advocate on behalf of European interests and help steer companies through the Nigerian business environment.
Private sector-led economic development is critical to improving the livelihoods of Nigerian citizens and in my role as EU Ambassador, I am committed to strengthening bilateral ties between Nigeria and the European Union on trade and investment issues. In particular, I will encourage further engagement with Nigerian partners on investment and trade facilitation, and on ensuring the Nigerian business environment is an attractive destination for European companies.
The EU Delegation has partnered with EuroCham since the very beginning and this conference on Power Sector Reforms is the latest example of our collaboration. I look forward to much fruitful collaboration in the coming years.