The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Wilfred Machage said Kenya and Nigeria are stepping efforts at boosting not just diplomatic but also economic ties for mutual benefit of both countries in line with the African Continental Free Trade Areas (AfCFTA).
The High Commissioner who was represented by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr William Sayia was speaking Monday at the opening of the 16th Abuja International Trade Fair.
He noted that with the good diplomatic relations between Kenya and Nigeria, it has become expedient to expand the trading activities not just between the two countries, but with Africa at large with the AfCFTA.
“I think there are a lot of opportunities to be explored among African countries and this is one forum that any country can use to market itself to the others and that’s why we are here to show that we are really supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area.
“We are also here to borrow a leaf from Nigeria’s experience in the oil sector. As you are aware, we are also exploring oil in the Northern part of Kenya.
“So with Nigeria’s experience and good partnership, we can borrow expertise from here to assist us in our oil industry.” He added.
On display at the High Commission Exhibition Hall are Kenyan selected goods and services such as fine tea blends, coffee, textiles and other export products.