Friday, March 30, 2018

Buhari Says He Is Grateful To Those Investing In Nigeria

The president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed appreciation to both foreign and local investors that  have agreed to invest in Nigeria,
with the aim of boosting the country’s economy.

The president, who unveiled a plaque to memorialize his visit to the Eko Atlantic City project in Lagos Nigeria, showed his appreciation to both foreign and local investors after being shown around the city project by the state governor, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode.

He said that their investment had helped to provide various employment opportunities for Nigerians, thus reducing the rate of unemployment in the country.
"I am extremely grateful to those that agreed to invest so much in our country".

“I have just gone round to see the Eko Atlantic City. I am extremely impressed with the potentiality of this project and the number of jobs and its effect on the economy and what it is capable of bringing,’’ President Buhari said.

The President, while expressing his satisfaction with the ocean reclamation project embarked by the Lagos state government and its partners, said that the investment had impacted positively on the country’s economy.

Earlier, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said that the project was an example of what the private sector could do to the nation’s economy.

Ambode, who said the project was initiated by the Bola Tinubu administration, noted that it had actually saved the whole of Victoria Island from potential danger.

He said that the project, which would spread over 750 square kilometers, upon completion, would eventually be bigger than Victoria Island.

In an interview with newsmen, Tinubu, who accompanied the President on the tour, described the Eko Atlantic City project as a solution to a potentially dangerous liability.

According to Tinubu, the ocean surge at the Ahmadu Bello end could have wiped out the whole of Lagos Island.

He, however, advised the Federal Government to replicate the project on the nation’s coastline.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inspection marked the end of Buhari’s two-day visit to the state.