Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has made a bold promise of economic resurgence within the next 15 months, fueling hope among investors and stakeholders.
This revelation came during a high-profile meeting with the management of First Surat Group and top executives of MTN Nigeria at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Shettima delivered his commitment, saying, “President Bola Tinubu’s administration is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the country.” He urged local and foreign investors to consider Nigeria as their investment hub.
In a statement released by the President, Shettima emphasized the need for Nigeria to become a beacon for investments and encouraged MTN Nigeria to lead the charge in digital mobile money and digital education initiatives. He pledged the Federal Government’s dedication to removing obstacles hindering business growth.
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Shettima expressed his administration’s willingness to collaborate with various stakeholders to bolster the nation’s productivity and generate employment opportunities.
He particularly commended the professionalism of Surat Group, which currently oversees Nizamiye Hospital, Nizamiye Foundation, and several educational institutions, providing support to over 100,000 extended families and dependents through its 2,500 staff members.
Addressing the group, Shettima underscored the significance of agriculture in Nigeria’s economy, suggesting that they explore opportunities in the agricultural sector.
He assured investors that property rights would be upheld, double taxation eliminated, and bureaucratic impediments removed, aligning with Tinubu’s pro-business policies.
“I have never seen anyone committed to revamping Nigeria’s economy like President Tinubu. Yes, we may be facing challenges, but believe me, in no distant time, the country will be better off for it,” Shettima passionately declared.
MTN’s Chairman, Ernest Ndukwe, and Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, echoed their commitment to President Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ and announced their plans to introduce 5G network services in Nigeria, further solidifying their contribution to the nation’s economic development.
With Vice President Shettima’s unwavering optimism and the collaboration between the government and key industry players, Nigeria’s economic landscape is poised for a transformative journey, offering renewed hope to investors and citizens alike.