President muhammadu Buhari who is in the Netherlands on a three-day working visit, yesterday met with some top Chief Executives of Dutch companies as they discuss investment opportunities in Nigeria, and how they can come and invest.
President Buhari who reminded the prospective investors of how Nigeria represents the best destination for investors around the world said his administration is putting in place everything to make sure the right environment for business to strive are in place, as he continues to fight corruption.
In a statement released by the Presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari while hosting the roundtable on investment opportunities in Nigeria, said:
“We want more investment in Nigeria, and we are creating the environment for this, through our renewed focus on security, ease of doing business reforms, and the fight against corruption.
The level of economic cooperation between Nigeria and the Netherlands is impressive. But we can do even more. We want Dutch businesses to not only build factories in Nigeria, but also source their raw materials locally instead of wholesale imports.
I was very pleased to hear directly from the CEOs about their investment & expansion plans for Nigeria. From Vlisco’s plan to invest in a Textile Park; to Friesland Campina’s project that will utilize 100% locally sourced milk; and Cownexxion‘s interest in building cattle ranches.
Our message as a Government, everywhere we go, is a simple and consistent one: that Nigeria is open for business and investment. From agriculture to technology to manufacturing, oil and gas, solid minerals, and infrastructure, Nigeria is a land of massive opportunity.