Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga, pronounced yesterday that Nigeria, with a record of $8.9 billion investment influx in 2011, has turn one of a tip tellurian destinations for Foreign Direct Investment (FOI).
Aganga done a remarks when he gave an overview of a three-day High Level Investment and Business Summit
on Nigeria organized by a Bank of Industry (BOI) on a sidelines of a ongoing 2012 London Olympics during a Dorchester Hotel in London.
Aganga pronounced that with a vast healthy apparatus bottom including, industry, energy, mining and Agriculture, a nation remained a elite marketplace end for investors.
“‘Nigeria with a clever demographics figure , is a vast marketplace with clever work force and a flourishing center income now station during 23 per cent, it stays a end to beat,” Aganga said.
The apportion urged investors to demeanour over a oil and gas zone and variegate into other sectors including mining and cultivation that are nonetheless untapped.
In his contribution, a Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, pronounced that 40 per cent of a country’s 84 million hectares of Arable land was now untapped.
Adesina who described a nation as a intensity energy residence suggested that in sequence to make a zone viable, cultivation should be treated as business rather than as a growth programme.
In a remark, UK Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham who spoke on a clever business attribute between a UK and Nigeria stressed a stress of a Petroleum Industry Bill in fostering Investors certainty in Nigeria.
My supervision is wholeheartedly committed to ancillary Nigeria’s rise. The Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill is of good significance.
“It provides a genuine event for Nigeria to denote to a business village that it is prepared and peaceful to welcome and strengthen new investments,” a Europe Correspondent of a News Agency f Nigeria (NAN) quotes