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‘Insurgents can’t stop foreign investment’

By Onuzure Dania

The current state of insecurity in the country caused by the Boko Haram sect will not hamper the free flow of foreign investment in Nigeria, ECOWAS consultant on Multi-National Companies, Dr. Moji Afolabi-Timson, has said.

Afolabi-Timson, who spoke to newsmen with the President of Socio-Cultural Integration of African Youths Organisation, SCIAYO, Mr. Slyvester Ejarkaminor, in Lagos, about the seminar on procedure on how to obtain ECOWAS Trading Liberalisation Scheme, ETLS, and the importance of integration for regional development, coming up in Ivory Coast early next month, said terrorism was not peculiar to Nigeria.

He said: “At the moment, over 27 countries are doing business with us. Japan, China, France and other big economies are daily making enquires on opportunities to expand their flourishing trade relationship with ECOWAS states.

“Forget the issue of Boko Haram, Nigeria remains one of the biggest players, where products make remarkable growth.”
Ejarkaminor said SCIAYO and Moje Group Pharmaceu-tical are promoters of regional entrepreneurial and cultural integration.

He said that the two groups, in partnership with Ivorian Ministry of African Integra-tion and Nigeria’s Ministry of Commerce and embassy of Nigeria in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, were organising the seminars on how to obtain ETLS and business ventures within ECOWAS countries and international award night.


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