The Irish Embassy in Nigeria and Enterprise Ireland are seeking to partner with Arik Air on the Irish Trade Mission to Nigeria in December.
Speaking when the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy, led a team of Enterprise Ireland officials to Arik Aviation Centre at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, he said the trade mission to Nigeria is expected to be one of the largest, adding that there would be a lot of interest in the aviation sector as there are about 250 aviation companies in Ireland.
He said the Irish Embassy in Nigeria is committed to improving trade relations between Nigeria and Ireland.
The Head of Africa Region, Enterprise Ireland, Mr. Fred Klinkenberg, who was in the team, said Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in markets around the world.
The organisation work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets.
The Trade Mission Representative in Nigeria, Thessa Brongers Bagu while stressing that Arik Air is the airline of choice said Arik would be the official carrier to move the trade mission between Accra, Abuja and Lagos.
Chairman, Arik Air, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, who led the management team of the airline to receive the visitors, said the carrier would be interested in flying the Lagos-Dublin route if there is enough traffic between the two countries.