President of the Nigeria, Dominican Republic Business Exchange, Dr Kingsley Azonobi, says the establishment of NIDOR-BEX will enable Nigerian businessmen to travel and do business with the 120 countries having ties with the Dominican Republic without visas.
Azonobi made the remark at the inaugural ceremony of NIDOR-BEX management board on Thursday in Abuja.
The NIDOR-BEX president, who was inaugurated along with five other board members, explained that henceforth the Chamber’s management would oversee the bilateral interest in trade and investment between the businessmen of the two countries.
Chief Humanitarian official of the Nigeria Humanitarian Action (NIHA), Mr Kleitsaint Akor, in a brief remark, also explained that NIDOR-BEX emerged via a motion that was adopted during the NIHA Programme Year Opening Conference (PROYOC) held in May in Abuja.
PROYOC is an annual multidimensional humanitarian event that appraises institutions, programmes, share opportunities and make projections, said Akor
He added that NIDOR-BEX would provide business opportunities for Nigeria and Dominican Republic companies and businessmen.
NIDOR-BEX General Secretary, Dr Ishiman Adum, said that the board was ready to ensure that the business exchange was well run to deliver the outcomes for which it was set up.
He said that the business exchange would make members and clients a top priority to create optimal outcomes, promising to support companies to explore the opportunities.
Earlier in his remarks, Azonobi thanked the NIDOR-BEX board for the appointment, and pledged to lead the organisation with the fear of God.
He also promised to be professional in creating business ideas and opportunities for Nigerians and Dominicans.
Both countries do not have embassies in their respective nations, a situation that has led to difficulties and challenges in acquiring visa and direct flight from, and to, both countries.
The business exchange is expected to boost collaborations with relevant authorities to ensure the creation of consulates in both countries.