U.S. pledges to strengthen commercial engagement with Nigeria

The United States says it is committed to strengthening commercial engagement with Nigeria through African Development Bank (AfDB).

Ashley Ndir, senior commercial officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s liaison office of AfDB, said this on Wednesday in Lagos.

She spoke at the first-ever Discover AfDB-Nigeria Business Spotlight held at Microsoft Office in Lagos.

“The U.S. Commercial Liaison Office to the AfDB’s objective is to assist U.S. companies in navigating public and corporate procurement opportunities at the bank and expand understanding of the resources of the AfDB’s private sector financing,” stated Ms Ndir. “We want to see more American firms active in doing business with the AfDB here in Nigeria as well as across the continent. Commercial engagement with Nigeria would improve the economy and social businesses, so the importance of this event cannot be overemphasised.”

She noted that the United States was the largest…

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