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Count on me for better trade, investment climate, Buhari tells investors

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured foreign investors to count on the Nigerian government for support that will help to broaden the economy through multilateral financing.

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Buhari said this on Sunday in Durban, South Africa, as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah, paid him a courtesy visit ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair Conference in the South African city on Monday.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Monday in a statement titled, ‘We appreciate your support for the Nigerian economy, President Buhari assures AfreximBank’.

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He said, “I appreciate the support you are giving Nigerian businesses and by implication, the Nigerian economy. Rest assured you can count on me as you seek a better trade and investment climate in Africa.”

The President of the bank who came in the company of the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, Wamkele Mene, thanked Buhari for honouring the invitation of the South African President to attend the Afreximbank-backed Fair, as he joins other Heads of State.

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Prof Oramah said it demonstrated that “President Buhari understands the importance of trade and how Intra-African trade can help transform the African economy and of course, that of Nigeria.”

He also appreciated the Nigerian leader for granting the land and accepting to grace the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony of the Africa Medical Centre of Excellence project to be implemented by the continental bank in Abuja in December.

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