Bola Tinubu, the President-elect of Nigeria, has left the country for Europe on a working visit aimed at finetuning transition plans and policies.
According to a statement from his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu will use the opportunity to engage with investors and other key allies, with a goal of marketing investment opportunities in Nigeria and creating a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations.
The statement read, “Already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech and energy have been lined up.
“Asíwájú Tinubu hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on jobs creation and skills acquisition.”
Reviving the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population.
“The President-elect has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.
“Before he left the country, Asíwájú Tinubu met with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who were presented to him by Joint Task Team of the House.”
Tinubu is expected to return to Nigeria shortly to prepare for his official swearing-in as the 16th President of the country on May 29, 2023.