Okonjo-Iweala, Peter Obi woo foreign investors, make strong case for Nigeria in the USA

Posted by News Express | 29 September 2014 | 4,678 times

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Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, have made a strong case for Nigeria to be favourably considered by foreign investors.

They made the case while speaking at the New York Palace Hotel, USA, during the presentation by McKinsey Global Institute, of the study about Nigeria entitled ‘Nigeria’s Renewal: Delivering Inclusive Growth in African’s Largest Economy’.

Okonjo-Iweala said that the present government in Nigeria led by Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan is doing everything possible to sustain the growth recorded by the country.

Reeling out measures under Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda to turn Nigeria around, Okonjo-Iweala called on investors to come to Nigeria for the abundance of investment opportunities and favourable returns on investment.

Obi, on his part, said that President Jonathan is on the right path towards the growth of Nigeria’s economy. He said that though most of the measures taken by Jonathan had long gestation period, very soon Nigerians would start seeing the impact of his many revolutionary polices such as the fruits of the privatisation of power distribution, support for Small and Medium Enterprises, support for local manufacturers, among other measures.

Speaking further, Obi said that the new policy on agriculture was worthy of commendation as it has reduced the country’s import of agricultural produce. “The way we are moving on agriculture, I have no doubt that Nigeria had made a bold move towards food sufficiency,” he stated.

•Photo shows, from left, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mr. Andrew Jack of the Financial Times and Mr. Peter Obi, after the presentation on Nigeria at the New York Palace Hotel, USA, by the McKinsey Global Institute.

Source: News Express

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