Nigeria’s annual trade with Houston Texas in the oil and gas industry in 2015 is said to be valued at $15 billion.
The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner said oil and gas trade between Nigeria and Houston is a success story because of their close tie.
Mayor Turner stated this in his special message to Nigeria’s Small Medium Enterprises, SMEs and Houston’s Original Manufacturers, OEMs in the 2016 Nigeria Content Investment Forum event in Houston Texas.
He explained that the existing close between Nigeria and Houston has made many oil companies having office branches or associate in Nigeria.
“330 Houston companies have businesses and trade connection with Nigeria”, Turner said noting that Houston is ranks as Nigeria largest US gate way for international trade and for greater partnership.
To further strengthen Houston/Nigeria oil and gas trade, the Houston Mayor said in 2011, United Airlines opened a direct flight in Nigeria from Houston to Lagos, linking two major energy cities.
“This flight has already promote robust connections. Houstonians and Nigerian alike have benefited greatly from this connection,” he said.
Mayor Turner thanked the organiser of NCIF, publisher of Sweetcrude Reports, Mr. Hector Igbikiowubo for the vision of the forum which seeks to continue to grow credible partnership, fostering industry support and participation, cultivating new and innovative ideas and initiatives that will be mutually beneficial for Nigeria and Houston alike.