Food sufficiency, agric devt, easiest way to industrialisation and job creation — Hirano

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Dr. Katsumi Hirano is the Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a Japanese government implementing body that handles trade relation outside Japan. Dr. Katsumi Hirano was in Nigeria for the Lagos International Trade Fair and MoU signing with Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, Hirano revealed Japan’s intention to strengthen trade relation with Nigeria and other African countries, even as he advised that African continent should channel more efforts to agricultural development to create more jobs. Excerpts.

Hirano

What is your experience like since you came to Nigeria, and how do you see Nigeria’s business environment?

Everyone knows that Nigeria is the biggest on the African continent in population and economy. So, why not come to your country to do business? On the other hand, Japan is a relatively…



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