The Nigeria-Cameroon Trade, Tourism and Culture Week is upon us!
The media campaign of the second edition of The Nigeria-Cameroon, Trade, Tourism and Culture week(NCTC) was launched today, Friday June 21st in Douala.
The NCTC is a five day event scheduled to hold from September 27th to October 1st, 2019. It will feature business-to-busines discussions, exhibitions and seminars on trade between Cameroon and Nigeria, Exchanges on Tourism and Entertainment opportunities in Nigeria and Cameroon. There will also be Fashion and Food exhibitions of Cameroonian and Nigerian origin at the event.
NCTC is meant to solidify and exploit the already existing virile commercial ties between Nigeria and Cameroon. It is a platform for Cameroonians and Nigerians to exploit significant mutual opportunities, potential, as well as human and natural resources endowed in the two countries.
During the media launch in Douala, His Excellency; Safiu O. Olaniyan, the Consul General of Nigeria for Littoral and West Regions, said that Cameroon and Nigeria have to tap from their deep fraternal and historical affinity which has trascended political barriers.
|His Excellency, Safiu O. Olaniyan. Consul General, Consulate General of Nigeria for Littoral and West Regions|
"The event presents a unique opportunity to deepen the established ties in the domain of trade, tourism and culture.” - He explained.
The Theme of this year's edition is: Trade and Tourism for Growth and Sustainable Development.
The first edition of the NCTC held in 2009 and despite the long reccess, the fruits are evident.
“We have Dangote and UBA operating here and we also have some Cameroonian companies operating in Nigeria. We hope to use this forum to attract a car manufacturing company here .”- His Excellency; Safia Olaniyan, said.
|Representatives from the Nigerian Consulate|
The event will also feature a training program for young entrepreneurs and start ups working in Nigeria and Cameroon, to enable young entrepreneurs learn very helpful strategies from experts. The aviation sectors of both countries will as well showcase opportunities in the areas of exploring new routes in Nigeria and the CEMAC sub region.
The NCTC is built on the philosophy that, Africans have to explore existing opportunities around them rather than looking abroad . It is an initiative of the Consulate General of Nigeria in Douala in conjunction with the Nigerian High Commission in Yaounde and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Buea.