By Rosemary Onuoha
Regional Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Africa Middle East and Asia (AMEA), Ocorian, Mr. Richard Arlove, has charged the federal government to align its policies with the business community if the nation is to make remarkable progress.
Ocorian is an alternative investment, corporate and institutional, private client and international growth service provider.
Arlove who disclosed this at the maiden Ocorian Investment Forum in Lagos, noted that there is huge developmental impact of alternative investment on corporates, financial institutions and the development of the African continent.
He stated: “There should be an alignment of human capital, financial capital, and government capital. There is a need for all of the capital to be aligned properly to allow businesses grow in Africa.”
Also speaking, Tonye Cole, Founder, The Nehemiah Youth Empowerment Initiative and Former Executive Director and Co-Founder, Sahara Group, drew attention to the role of the investment banking community to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Cole said: “The financial and economic liberation of Africa and Nigeria specifically is critical for business growth. I have over time worked with the team in charge of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 target for the economy. The United Nations estimated the capital required for the period to be $11.5 trillion. The issues related to poverty, hunger and malnourishment and zero access to basic healthcare are some of the global challenges.”