President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the international community, especially foreign investors, to come into Nigeria to take advantage of the country’s diversity in human and natural resources.
The President, who extended the invitation on Thursday during a ceremony to receive the Letters of Credence of the Ambassadors of Belgium, Mauritania, Austria, and Norway at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also said youth development, integration, and employment remain a priority for his administration.
According to a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said “Nigeria is ready to pursue broader dialogue, as well as enhance cooperation and collaboration on the basis of constructive mutual respect and a shared vision for our future.
“As you may know, Nigeria is an ethnic and culturally diverse society with various opportunities which we seek to creatively utilise for the benefit of our people. We are also a country with a huge population that is predominantly youthful.
“These pose peculiar new challenges of their own. As Nigeria relates to your countries, it is our expectation that we should leverage the advantages that can yield positive results in youth development in our country.”
The Ambassadors who presented their Letters of Credence to the President are Mr. Daniel Bertrand, Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. Amedi Camara, Ambassador of Mauritania, Mr. Thomas Schlesinger, Ambassador of Austria, and Mr. Knut Eiliv Lein, Ambassador of Norway.