Panel Discussion: Exploring Nigeria- Australia Bilateral Relations & Opportunities

Nigeria stands as the most populous nation in Africa with 223 million people and boasts of being the continent’s largest economy, thanks to its abundant natural resources, including oil reserves, and a burgeoning services sector. With a diverse cultural landscape and a young, enterprising population, Nigeria is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

 The bilateral relations between Nigeria and Australia have historically revolved around trade, education, and technical cooperation. Both nations share common interests in areas such as mining, agriculture, and education, which form the cornerstone of their partnership.

Nigeria’s position as Africa’s largest economy provides a solid foundation for engaging with Australia in a mutually beneficial relationship. By focusing on key sectors like mining, agriculture, education, energy, and technology, Nigeria and Australia can forge a partnership that not only strengthens their bilateral ties but also promotes economic growth and development.

The Nigerian administration intends to grow the economy primarily via private investment and is aiming for 6% real GDP growth per year. This could lead to a strong rise in incomes, which, combined with the young and fast-growing population, could usher in a new consumer class and several investment opportunities. 

AIIA Victoria and Nigeria High Commission invites you to join a high-level delegation of visionaries, leaders, and innovators from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in a panel discussion that will shape the future of Nigeria & Australia relations in these focus sectors of Mining, Education, Energy, Fintech, and Agriculture.


10:00am:       Registration of guests and networking.

10:30am:       Roundtable discussion and Q&A.

11:30 am:      Networking reception.

12:00pm:       Event concludes.


       Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

      Senator Osita Ngwu, Senate Minority Whip and Chairman, Senate Committee on Solid Minerals

      Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu, immediate former Governor of Abia State

      Ambassador Gabriel T. Aduda, OPEC Governor – Nigeria

      Dr. Ugochukwu Chime, Group Managing Director, COPEN Group, & Chairman Nigeria Land Reforms

      Prof. Paul Iji, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Fiji National University

      Mr. Olusegun Olatunji, MD/CEO DOSH Energy Limited

      Dr. Kingsley Uzoma, Snr. Special Asst. to the President on Agri-business & Productivity

      H.E Mrs. Mercy Clement, Acting High Commissioner of Nigeria to Australia & the Pacific


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