2020 India/Nigeria business forum advocates training and retraining of personnel
By: Princess Adaora
Training and retraining of personnel has been described as the panacea to underdevelopment and sustainability of the India/Nigeria economic relations.
Stakeholders at the 2020 India/Nigeria business forum in Abuja advocated a boost in the private and public sectors of the country to facilitate simultaneous development.
The business session organised by the India High Commission, was well attended by business executives from the two countries.
In his Goodwill message, the India High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abbay Thakur, said the India Nigeria economic relations had been in existence for a long time and will continue to be cordial for a longer time.
He said the two countries have been relating in various areas such as technology sharing, capacity building, exchange of defense materials and intelligence, among others.
On his part, the Minister of Communication and Digital Technology, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, while affirming that Nigeria has always benefitted from India in capacity building, urged participants to utilise the benefits of the meeting to better their businesses.
The Chief Medical Director of an India hospital in Nigeria, Dr. Shabinal Hassan, said a little boost in the private medical practice in Nigeria is the solution to the increasing number of medical tourism by Nigerians as according to him, about thirty thousand Nigeria trained medical doctors are currently working outside the shores of the country.
For the Director General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Victoria Akai, India is the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria after the Federal government as one hundred and thirty five Indian owned companies are currently operating in Nigeria.