(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sidi Mohamed | The Peninsula
Doha: The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Qatar Chapter (NIDO-Qatar) organised on Friday an ‘Economic Enhancement Program' forum to explore investment opportunities in Qatar and in Nigeria in the presence of over 200 people from Nigerian community.
Speaking at the event, Victor Ikoli, NIDO- Qatar president, said: 'We are organising this event to encourage Nigerian businessmen to invest in Qatar and also to think of investing back home in Nigeria because there exist many opportunities in agriculture, real estate and other sectors in Nigeria.
'Qatar Nigerian Business Council (QNBC) must do more about this, he emphasized, adding QNBC must guide Nigerian companies and to become a bridge for them in Qatar on how to invest in Qatar. 'They have to bring people from Nigeria to Qatar and to take people from Qatar to Nigeria because there are many investment opportunities in Nigeria and there are many people interested to invest in Nigeria.NIDO can play this role but the Council is more qualified to perform this job.
The event was held at La Cigale Hotel, and was also attended by a number of guests from the Ministry of Interior, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), Qatar Chamber and NIDO Europe. Also Nigerian Charge d'Affaires attended the event.
The event aimed at encouraging Nigerians for two things: first the opportunity of doing business and making investment in Qatar, and the second thing was to think of investing back in Nigeria.
Laila Khalil Al Jefaira, Business Development Manager at QFC spoke about the work of QFC and facilities which the Center provides saying, 'QFC is one of the world's leading and fastest growing business and financial centres, offering our own legal, regulatory tax and business environment.
For his part, representative of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) spoke of the services provided by the MoI saying that today there are about 88 countries can visit Qatar on on-arrival visas, adding that the most of transactions can be done through Ministry of Interior website and Metrash2 and in very few cases it was required to visit the Ministry's headquarters.