TICAD7: President Buhari ‘Sells’ Nigeria To the world
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has very appealing funding possibilities with a number of the best “Returns-on-investment”.
The Nigerian chief stated he look ahead to prospective investors making inroads “within the following precedence sectors in Nigeria, namely, energy and renewable electricity, petrochemical and gas, maritime (shipping and ports), automobiles, mining, agribusiness, healthcare and pharmaceutical, ICT and railway.”
The President stated this at the seventh Tokyo worldwide conference on African development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday.
Buhari, who provided Nigeria’s statement at Plenary session three on “Public-private business dialogue ”, assured investors of properly returns as a result of ongoing reform measures taken by his administration.
He said: “i have additionally mounted a Presidential Committee on enabling business environment, that is made from key Ministries and distinguished businessmen to promote the ease of Doing commercial business and make Nigeria more appealing and competitive for investment.
“Nigeria is committed to casting off all impediments to private sector participation in these sectors by creating policies that will bring about consistency, predictability and a level playing Field for all’’ the special Adviser on Media and publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, quoted the President Buhari in a statement.
He identify power, transportation, infrastructure, maritime/shipping, agro-processing, mining, production, petrochemicals, meals processing and textiles among others, as “key drivers to the diversification” of the Nigerian financial system as well as “priority areas that will move our economic agenda.”
The President maintained that he look ahead to “welcoming prospective investors to Nigeria.”