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.