UAE and Nigeria... promising economic prospects

09 Mar 2021
UAE and Nigeria... promising economic prospects


H.E. Dr. Fahad Obaid Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 


While approaching the 40th anniversary of UAE-Nigeria relations which began in 1982, we plan to continue providing platforms where UAE and Nigerian businesses can connect to identify ventures and opportunities particularly in emerging sectors such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), FinTech and Space Exploration. The UAE is a top global investment hub and I encourage Nigerian investors to take advantage of the wide trade and investment opportunities. 
Nigeria remains an important partner to UAE and with key economic agreements signed in 2016 and its confirmed participation at the auspicious Expo 2020 Dubai, our overarching focus is to create sustainable economies beyond the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage more trade and investment opportunities that will improve our non-oil trade volume which is around $1.45 billion in 2019.