Gauck made the call in Lagos at a reception held for him and members of delegation of German Parliament and German companies that visited Abuja and Lagos.
The German President, who expressed satisfaction at the successes so far made by German companies in Nigeria, said that it was imperative for Nigeria to evolve measures that would reduce trade barriers.
“My visit to Nigeria has offered me another opportunity to further deepen economic cooperation between Nigeria and Germany.
“I am particularly impressed by the successes so far achieved by German companies on ground in Nigeria.
“We will want the Nigerian government to create the right investment for more German investments by creating the right framework that will reduce trade barriers between us,’’ he said.
Gauck expressed the readiness of more German companies to offer their products to the Nigerian markets as well as willing to share Germans’ know-how with Nigerians.
The president also disclosed his government’s plan to strengthen cooperation with Nigeria in areas of infrastructure, energy, electricity and other sectors.
“Our cooperation will be deepened once we have been able to set up a bilateral chamber of commerce and industry which would then become the centre point for trade relationships.
“We will also be willing to share with Nigeria the experiences we have acquired over the years in trying to achieve a cooperative business exchange,’’ he said. (NAN)