The Consul-General of Cameroon in Lagos, Nigeria, Dr Paul Ekorong a Dong, on Thursday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to give waivers for more Cameroonian products to be in Nigerian markets.
Ekorong a Dong told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that his government had over the years been approaching the Nigerian government to allow more Cameroonian products into the Nigerian markets.
According to him, Cameroon cannot currently export wood, soap, oil, chocolate and cocoa products to Nigeria.
“Once again, the Cameroonian government will like to appeal to President Buhari to consider giving waivers for more of our products
that are presently not available in Nigerian markets.
“We have already submitted a list of products that Cameroon should have liked to be given waivers by the Nigerian government. We are
still waiting for their response.
“We are very ready to bring these products to our Nigerian brothers and sisters,’’ he said.
Ekorong a Dong expressed optimism that the waivers would enhance win-win trade cooperation between both countries.
The Consul-General said that the current trade relation between both countries was more favourable to Nigeria, adding that there were
currently more of Nigerian products in Cameroon.
The envoy said that within the last four years, Nigeria had become Cameroon’s world largest economic partner followed by France.
“Since our independence, France had always been our world largest economic partner, but today, Nigeria has taken over from France.
“This is an indication of the level of trade and vitality of relations going on between Nigeria and Cameroon,’’ he said.