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Tunisia : Nigeria woos Tunisian investors

Nigeria’s Federal Government, on Monday, called on investors from Tunisia to form strategic alliances with investors from Nigeria to set up businesses in the Nigerian economy, with a target on the manufacturing sector.

The country’s Minister of industry, trade and investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, said this in Abuja at the Nigerian-Tunisian Business forum held in Abuja, in the presence of the Tunisian and Nigerian foreign ministers, Khemaies Jhinaoui and Geoffrey Onyeama, respectively, and the participation of about 230 companies from both countries.

Enelamah called on the investors to take advantage of the current reforms in the economy to invest in key sectors such as power, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, tourism, information communications technology and banking.
He said under the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the Federal Government had
identified priority areas where investors could take advantage of, and gave the priority areas as oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and transportation.

“Nigeria is the best place for Tunisia to invest. The focus of the Nigerian government is to diversify the economy to non-oil sector and this has created an opportunity for Tunisia investors.
We have the right policies and incentives to attract investors and we encourage you to ensure the free flow of investment to Nigeria”, a senior official at the ministry Edet Akpan was quoted as saying by Business Day online.

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