Poland to Assist Abuja SME

The new Polish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Grzegorz Wallinski has promised Poland’s readiness to aid Nigeria Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the area of agriculture and agro allied products.

“The Polish government would offer financial and gather information for the Nigerian entrepreneurs for the uplift of the SME.”

He made this statement at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian-Polish chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture held in Lagos recently.

The ambassador said that the visit of President Olusegun Obasanjo to Poland last year has generated a lot of interest in Poland and has sensitized the Polish business community to investing in the Nigerian economy.

Speaking to Vanguard, Ambassador Walinski, said the main problem of SME is lack of information on the part of investors and that the embassy under his leadership would help provide this information and make contracts between Nigerian entrepreneurs and investors in Poland.

Ambassador Walinski, noted that the level of trade between Nigeria and Poland last year was in the tune of $30 million (thirty million USD) which was favorable to Nigeria, especially with the assistance Poland wants to offer the SME.

While congratulating the new directors to run the activities of the chambers, Ambassador Walinski urge them to invite new business partners into the chamber and he assured of his support to members and the business community, he asked that the next AM be held in Abuja, since the embassy has moved to the federal capital.

Meanwhile, the new president elect, Chief Alleger Bamidele has promised that the new board would create a more virile and relevant organization. He stressed further that the chambers would reach out to all parts of the country, by embarking on an effective membership drive nationwide. Dr. Adeyemi Kalejaiye was returned unopposed as the secretary-general.

2 thoughts on “Poland to Assist Abuja SME”

  1. Akpodiete christmas Edore,Esq.

    I want to use this oppourtunity to thank the Polish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Dr.Grzegorz Wallinski for his tremendouse diplomatic role since he came to Nigeria, he is a living legend in the diplomatic community here, he has helped in the facilitations of business and other coperations between our country Nigeria and Poland.
    We are indeed very happy with him. The thanks we offer him and his great country Poland can neve be sufficient, the dept of gratitude we owe, can never be fully repaid.

  2. Akpodiete Christmas edore, esq.

    As the executive Director of THE AFRICAN EUROPEAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION, we ve been tremendously assisted by His excellency, Dr Wallinski, the out going Poland ambassador to nigeria, words are not going to be sufficient, to explain how much we are going to miss him, this is one Ambassador that has worked and achieve not only Diplomatic relations beteen Nigeria and Poland, but he also created the enambling environment for Business, Cultural and other coperation between Nigeria and Poland, in many ways. We are surely going to miss his absence. Its honestly regretable that he is going. We are however optimistic that the Polish Government will send anohter Diplomat who will sail the ship of greatness of the Polish Diplomatic mission in Nigeria. Thanks and God bless.

    (Prince) Akpodiete Christmas Edore, Esq.

    Executive Director,
    Email; talktoxmas@yahoo.com.

    00234 (0)8035852228.

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