Foreign investors looking for opportunities have been asked to look the way of Nigeria because of its suitable economic environment which ensures return on investment that is unmatched anywhere in the world.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, made the call when a delegation of the NACCIMA D-8 Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, led by the Chairman, Dr. Herbert Ademola Ajayi, paid him a courtesy call in his office after they concluded a D-8 FCCI Business Forum in Abuja.
He said the economic transformation agenda of the government had as one of its focal points the encouragement of foreign direct investments inflow into the country both for industrial development and employment generation.
Ayim said President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to creating the right environment for businesses to thrive, especially by supporting the private sector as the major driver of the economy for the speedy attainment of the goals of Vision 20:2020.
He commended the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) for its determined efforts in collaborating with the government to achieve speedy economic transformation plan, especially through the agricultural sector which had the greatest potentials for the industrialisation of the country.
“Of particular interest is your desire to mandate your city chambers to work with their state governments to transform the agricultural sector. This is a commendable effort which is appreciated.
We will complement your efforts in that respect by encouraging all the states and even local governments to show very keen interest by cooperating with you,” he added.