Nigeria’s President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will today, Wednesday, May 10, depart Nigeria for Europe on a working visit to engage investors and other key allies, reliable sources have told this publication.
Tinubu is said to be keen on strengthening Nigeria’s bilateral trade and economic relations and his trip to Europe is focused on marketing investment opportunities in the country and his administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations.
He has reportedly lined up meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech, and energy. He hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial relationships premised on job creation and skills acquisition.
Recall that the revival of the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda. The meetings, according to our sources, are part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s bulging youth population.
“He promised to hit the ground running and he fully intends to deliver,” one of the sources said.
“He is going to Europe to open and deepen talks with key trade and industrial actors to advertise Nigeria’s investment profile. If all goes as planned, he is likely to walk away with crucial partnerships, meaning that by his inauguration later this month, he would have already set the stage for truly impactful and rapid economic growth.”
He is scheduled to return before his official swearing as the 16th President of the country on the 29th of May, 2023.