Fidelity Bank promotes Nigerian non-oil exports through FITCC

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Fidelity Bank Plc has hosted the maiden edition of its international trade expo in London to position Nigerian businesses for increased partnership, financing, product-off take and investment opportunities in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Tagged Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect (FITCC), the MD/CEO of the bank, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, said the expo is an extension of the support the bank provides to the business ecosystem in Nigeria as “we work to help them compete favourably on the global stage.”

She said: “In collaboration with our strategic partners, we have created this platform to connect Nigerian exporters with UK buyers. This inaugural edition of the FITCC hosts more than 100 exhibitors from Nigeria with product offerings ranging from processed food to fashion, fintech and the arts.

“Fidelity Bank is a leading financial institution in Nigeria and a market leader in supporting small and medium scale enterprises and export-oriented businesses.

The event also featured keynote addresses by the president and chairman, African Export and Import Bank (AFREXIM), Prof Benedict Oramah, and the regional coordinator, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Mr. Aminu Takuma, Regional Coordinator,  who discussed “Leveraging international partnerships to transform Africa’s trade and  creatives’ and “Selling Nigeria to the world (spotlighting investment opportunities and incentives) respectively.

Chairman, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi spoke on “Connecting Nigeria to the world through trade enhancements and creative exchange” while the CEO, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Karl Toriola, did an expose on ‘Fintech and the creative economy: The new growth frontiers for Nigeria.’

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