From left: President of the Italy-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Silvano Bellinato, receives a plaque from the acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko during a one-day working visit by a delegation from the chamber to NPA in Lagos.

The Italy-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce has indicated its willingness to partner the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA with a view to facilitating trade.

President of the chamber, Silvano Bellinato, who led a delegation of the chamber on a working visit to the Marina, Lagos headquarters of the NPA, disclosed that the primary purpose of the visit was to explore ways to collaborate with the authority in its renewed efforts to facilitate trade between Nigeria and Italy.

The acting Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko, who played host to the delegation, assured that the authority was willing to partner the chamber in facilitating trade not only between both countries but across the entire globe.

The MD noted that such a collaboration could not have come at a more auspicious time, given that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to diversify the economy from the current over-dependence on oil revenue.

He noted that while promoting non-oil exports through enhanced agricultural produce, the government is also committed to making the nation’s seaports efficient, competitive and user-friendly.