ISSUE #05 July 7th , 2022






CEO of Dechema Ausstellungs- GmbH Dr. Thomas Scheuring


World Forum and Leading Trade show for the Process Industries.

Date: 22-26 August 2022.

Venue: Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

We are looking forward to what ACHEMA will offer this August.

ACHEMA is a must attend event and source of inspiration for everyone who makes a difference in the world of the process industry. It will be a great meeting place for all players in the process industry including young and new business founders.

This year’s presentations will showcase the latest developments and research results in engineering , biotechnology chemical and pharmaceutical science and technology.

Interested members will receive discounted tickets to the trade show. The NGCC will also assist with visa appointments. The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria), will be organizing a business delegation trip to ACHEMA 2022.

Please contact +234 809 790 3656 or email:

From Left to Right - Marilyn Rapu, Dr. Thomas Scheuring, Ms. Yolanda Oghuma & Ms. Katharina Felgenhauer - (DGIC)


“Nigeria and the ₦ew €conomy”

30th June- 1st July 2022

His Excellency. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The 8th EU-Nigeria Business Forum featured sessions on experiences from implementing backward integration in Nigeria and harnessing Opportunities for Increased Gas Exports to Nigeria and new initiatives in the agricultural sector.
Opening the conference Samuela Isopi Ambassador of the European Union(EU) to Nigeria and to the Economic Community of West African states (
ECOWAS), said the EU-Nigeria Business forum has always served as a strong platform for European and Nigerian businesses to engage with the Nigerian authorities towards improving the business environment and Stressing that the EU remains the largest Investor in Nigeria and the number one trade partner, accounting for 20 per cent of the Nigeria’s trade with the world.

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, delivering his key note speech said Russsia-Ukraine war, among others, have brought fundamental lessons to learn, and now, the country must be committed and pragmatic in addressing the business dynamic to favour a productive economy, that is less dependent on export.

Marilyn Rapu, Mary Ojulari ( President EuroCham) Alessandro Gerbino (Italian Trade Commission) Abimbola Olufore (UNIDO)

Over 25 NGCC members attended the conference including Igbuan Okaisabor, President of the Chamber and CEO of Construction Kaiser, Oluwaseun Suleiman (NGCC Board member and MD of Siemens, Jean -Marc Ricca (MD, Country Cluster West Africa, BASF)

Dr. Jean-Marc Ricca & Marilyn Rapu

Mr. Marton Kover (German Conseiller Abijan) & Marilyn Rapu at the NGCC stand.

S A V E T H E D A T E !


We are looking forward to the 2nd Business Success Series networking mix, now being planned by the Chamber Secretariat for 9th August 2022. We’ll have an interesting crowd, excellent speakers, and good networking opportunities for Nigerian German Business Community. We are pleased that expert economic consultants may be included with this networking event. The date is committed, we will share details as soon as the speaker availability is cemented, but in the meanwhile do mark your diary for 9th August and please be in touch if you would like to be added to the registration list.


Behind every thriving community are businesses fueling opportunity and prosperity. Together, with our partners, we’re planning to spread the message on what businesses need to be successful and have the greatest impact on our society. The Chamber is dedicated to providing strong, continued service to members. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Chamber is able to offer quality programs, events and initiatives to Chamber members and the community through the on -going support of our corporate partners.

UBA’s David ITA at the NGCC office to discuss mutually beneficial collaborations.


Each month we will feature a different one of our wonderful members.
This month we are spotlighting another valued member-Just Food. A company that started in 1990 as a sole distributor of Conelle Ice cream mix and Taylor ice cream machines but have now grown into manufacturing, launching their first factory in Ota, Ogun state in 2017.

Just food have been persevering, and, despite possible setbacks, always remained optimistic and prepared to drive forward to achieve their goals.

How long has your organization been around and how did it get started?

JUST FOOD was formed 32 years ago by Founder Peter Mason as a pioneer to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurial Nigerians to get into the Ice cream business. We started by representing Lakeland Dairies (Ice cream mix) and Taylor (Ice cream machines). However, as we expanded, we represented other companies such as Fabbri (Ice cream & Cocktail Flavours), Rational (Intelligent Ovens) – a German company, ISA, Spaceman, NIECO, Vulcan, and a host of other Original Equipment Manufacturers. We have registered JUST FOOD companies in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea & Sierra Leone.

In recent years, we have moved more into the manufacturing sector producing ready-to-eat ice cream and ice cream cones for retail market and private clients.

We are the first and only company in Nigeria that has produced Lactose free ice cream for Nigerians that are Lactose intolerant with our brand Just Delight ice cream.

What sets you apart from other organizations with similar missions?

We inspire our customers and ourselves to do more and achieve more hence the "JUST INSPIRE" as our payoff line.

Over the last 30 years, we have consistently provided after-sales service on all equipment brands we represent and organize training for our customers to increase their efficiency and profitability.

Just Food is a customer-centric organisation.

What do you think your customer should know about your organization?

They should know our mission which is to consistently provide the market with leading-edge products and innovative support services that aim to inspire new heights in culinary excellence, whilst we simultaneously deliver high value to our stakeholders at all levels and our Vision is to inspire West Africa to become a globally sought after culinary destination.

What are some of the challenges your organization faces while in business?

  • Not dissimilar to other companies operating in West Africa

  • Power issues / cost of production

  • Availability of Foreign exchange

How do you solve these challenges?

We manage our challenges by ensuring proper collaboration with partners across the food value chain and learning best practices from others in a similar industry. Also, we are investing in alternative energy to power our manufacturing facilities.

Lastly, we maintain strong relationships with our bank partners to help us navigate through the FX challenges experienced in our present economy.

Is there any other thing new you would like to announce?

We recently launched two new ice cream products in the Nigerian market to give our customers dairy and non-dairy choices of ice cream

  • Comelle Premium Ice cream ( Dairy product ) available in Chocolate , Strawberry & Vanilla Flavor

  • Just Delight Ice cream ( Non Dairy product ) also availed in Chocolate , Strawberry & Vanilla Flavor ( This product also suitable for Vegans)

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