Vice President Yemi OSINBAJO has observed that the formal inauguration of a Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry will greatly consolidate efforts made to deepen the long-lasting relationship and invigorate business opportunities.
This was when he received a delegation of the Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President, Obiora Okonkwo in Abuja .
The delegation also included representation from the Russian government, including a special envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Oleg Ozerov, and the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshim.
Surprised that after a very extensive period of collaboration between the two countries, Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry was not already in existence, the Vice President said there is a need to formalize and to have a channel such as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to build upon what has taken place in the years gone by, and a a very unique opportunity to do good work and to strengthen relations between the countries.
He reiterated the support of the Federal Government to ensure that the Chamber of Commerce to be inaugurated soon works for the benefit of Nigerian businesses and Russian investors and business people.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation said the visit of the Russian delegation to the country and the courtesy call on the VP was a prelude to the formal inauguration of the Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.