The Japanese Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ECOWAS, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi, has commended the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for facilitating the growth in the value of Nigeria – Japan trade volumes.
According to him, it has risen to $ 10 billion annually.
Kazuyoshi was speaking while receiving the Managing Director/CEO of NPA, Malam Mohammed Bello Koko at the Embassy of Japan in Abuja.
He said the visit was to discuss new vistas of investment opportunity the Authority’s platforms can offer.
He promised to facilitate greater partnership between the NPA and the Japan External Trade Office (JETRO).
The NPA boss, Bello Koko said given the national exigency of strengthening the value of the Naira, the organization is keen on growing the export value of the growth in trade figures between Nigeria and Japan.
“We have new initiatives and offerings in place to support Nigerian exports and exporters, which we invite the global Japanese community to explore,” he said.