Nigeria, Mexico Trade Volume Hits $600m

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Yemi Osinbajo

The trade volume between Nigeria and Mexico has grown by 360 per cent from $166.5 million in 2012 to $600 million in 2016.

The Mexican Embassy, Deputy Head of Mission, Rodrigo Tenorio, stated this in Abuja on Monday.

He spoke on the sideline of a workshop for working business group on trade mission to Mexico organised by the Nigerian-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NMCCI) and Mexican Embassy.

He said, “Though the figure may be small but in reality it is a huge transaction that we have in the last 15 years, which was then $45 million.

“What that means is that it has grown more than 500 times in 15 years and our aim and goal is to ensure it grows more.

“There are some similarity between Nigeria and Mexico, we are predominantly largest and young population and we are about power house of our region just as Nigeria in Africa.”

He said the major challenge in the relationship between the two countries was that they did not know each other well.

“We do not know each other, Mexico is known for drugs while Nigeria is known for Boko Haram and other social vices.

“But there is much more than that, what is most important in building the relationship is to know each other better.

“Once we know that Mexico is more than drug cartel and baron, Nigeria is much more than a small group in the north causing trouble,” Tenorio added.

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