BOI participated in the 2nd Intra African Trade Fair which took place in November 2021 in Durban, South Africa. The Fair, which was organized by the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM Bank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free Trade Area [AFCFTA], was aimed at providing a platform for information exchange, business networking and a forum to address the gap in trade and market information.
The event surpassed its projected target of $40 billion in trade and investment deals. There was a showcase of BOI-supported Nigerian businesses, highlighting innovations in various segments of the economy. This emphasized BOI’s commitment to supporting its customers and Nigerian entrepreneurs to expand the value chains of their businesses, exposing them to international markets and business opportunities, and enabling them to take full advantage of the prospects of the AfCFTA.
To underscore the importance of the event, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, led the Nigerian delegation along with prominent ministers and cabinet members.