Denmark produces more food than its citizens can consume Nigeria.
The Ogun State Government has sought a partnership with the Danish Chamber of Commerce on the development of agriculture in the state.
The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bimbo Ashiru, made this call in Abeokuta when the leadership of the Nigeria-Danish Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, led by its President, Ben Koya, paid a him courtesy call.
Mr. Ashiru said regular exchange of information on trade and investment opportunities between investors from Nigeria and Denmark can contribute immensely to the socio-economic development of their nationals.
While appreciating the activities of the Chamber of Commerce in providing a forum for market intelligence service on Danish-Nigerian trade, Mr. Ashiru said one of the cardinal programmes of the Ibikunle Amosun led-administration in the state is agriculture and industrialisation; hence, the need for partnership between the State Government and the Chamber.
In his remark, Mr. Koya, said with a population of 5 million people, Denmark produces more than enough to feed her nationals, adding that two-thirds of the country’s productions were exported to over 200 countries in the world.
Mr. Koya said the Nigerian-Danish Chamber of Commerce was established in 1990 to among other things, provide a forum for all Nigerian and Danish investors to improve their business transactions and organise trade missions. He said a strong partnership with Denmark which is one of the world’s most advanced food processing industry will boost the agricultural component of the 5-point agenda of the Ogun State government.