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Tinubu Recommits to Tackling Poverty and Creating Investment Opportunities – Says No Going Back On Economic Reforms

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday, responded to calls for a review of the current economic reforms that have intensified hardship across the country, insisting that there was no going back until his vision for the nation was achieved.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu, who said his “can-do-attitude must be translated into “must-do-attitude”, stressed that his administration remained steadfast in implementing necessary economic reforms to facilitate business growth and create investment opportunities that support the nation’s growing population.

Speaking while receiving a delegation from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) led by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Florizelle Liser in Abuja, the President reiterated his unwavering commitment to Nigeria’s economic growth and stability, emphasising that he was not relenting until his vision for Nigeria was achieved. President Tinubu commended the recent landing of a 45,000-kilometre submarine fibre optic cable in Akwa Ibom State, which established connectivity for the entire South-south region of Nigeria with Europe, and other parts of Africa via the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlighting the significance of the feat, the President noted that with the right policies, partnerships, and determination, Nigeria could overcome long-standing development challenges that have encumbered rapid progress across sectors. Drawing on his extensive experience in corporate governance and interactions with CCA during his tenure as the two-term governor of Lagos State, Tinubu expressed satisfaction with the corporate council’s dedication to fostering business connections between the United States of America and Africa.

The President reaffirmed his commitment to creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, emphasizing that his administration’s focus on investing in key sectors, such as agriculture, solid minerals, energy, and health was unshaken. He also listed physical infrastructure, trade promotion, financial services, digital enterprise, and the creative economy as underpinned by the need to ensure the welfare and prosperity of citizens, as some of his priorities. “We are going to do more on security and investing in education, as we believe that education is the greatest weapon against poverty. We welcome partners like CCA, and we will strengthen our partnership to achieve our goals,” he said.

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