ACTIV Promises To Facilitate Trade, Investment In West Africa

Peter Askill, Chief operating officer, Nova Scotia Business Incorporated, His Excellency, Adeyinka Asekun, the Nigeria High Commissioner to Canada, Cynthia Dorrington, Chair Halifax Chambers of Commerce and Kenneth Oguzie, Director, Africa Canada Trade and Investment Venture


By Motunrayo Zeezy

Africa Canada Trade Investment Ventures, ACTIV has promised to facilitate trade and investment in Africa as part of its major aim of mentoring business growth and development among individuals,  organisations and West African Nations.
Speaking at a two-day event which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  Canada, ACTIV Director, Kenneth Oguzie emphasised on the benefits of strengthening business relationships between Canada and West Africa with a focus on Nigeria as a Nation.
Oguzie noted that the international trade investment ventures will support businesses in Africa by looking forward to penetrating the Canada market as well as looking forward to build new partnership in addition with the existing ones.
He said: “ACTIV is an organization that  focuses on a value-based, ethical approach of creating platform to allow investment in key sectors with demonstrable scale potential, profitable returns and sustainable growth.
“We look forward to straitening and strengthening business relationships between Canada and West Africa, with a focus on Nigeria and Ghana and see to how ACTIV can support businesses to penetrate the Canada Market and to build new partnership”.
“We will act as a bridge between Canadian businesses and businesses in Africa by bringing together stakeholders in business from different parts of the world, sharing different experience in the global business to facilitate growth”, he said.
He also affirm that West African trade and investment will definitely grow and develop into its full potential if only stakeholders and business owners can build a good relationship and think global in their various investments.
Also speaking at the event, Nigeria High Commissioner to Canada, Adeyinka Asekun said the partnership will do nothing but help both countries, harnessing its full potential in trade and investment.
Adeyinka in his remark called on the participant not to hesitate in making contacts from among attendees to build good relationship that helps in promoting and developing their various investments.

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