The Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Stanislas Kamanzi, is due to arrive PH, for the forthcoming Ogoni Business Summit, scheduled for August 10th, 2022.
The Business Summit which is organised by the Ogoni Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (OGCCIMA), in collaboration with the Rivers Entrepreneur Investment Forum (REIF), is the first of such fora planned by the Chamber, to deliberately attract investments and businesses to Ogoniland and Rivers State.
Announcing this in Port Harcourt, the President of the OGCCIMA, Adoage Norteh, said the Ogoni axis is a fertile economic corridor for investments in Agriculture and related businesses.
According to him, Rwanda is a practical example of an African country that had emerged as a success story in agricultural economy, and are also earning foreign revenue in that wise, adding that the visit of the Rwandan Ambassador would provide a boost and avenue for Ogonis, to copy ideas from the model that had made Rwanda to emerge as a leading global destination in Africa.
Also speaking, the Chairman Organising Committee of the Ogoni Business Summit, Engineer John Yowika, said the 1-day Ogoni Business summit is in collaboration with the Rivers Entrepreneur & Investment Forum, adding that commerce is thriving in Ogoni axis particularly in the agricultural sector, but at a subsistence level and Ogonis would welcome opportunities and investors for collaborations in the area.
Engineer John Yowika stressed that in the present circumstance of absence of oil and gas activities in Ogoniland, agricultural business had provided sustenance, noting that it is time to move it forward from a mere occupation, to a business activity.