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FDI: Bello attracts foreign investors to Niger at Africa forum

As part of its aggressive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) drive, the administration of Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has been engaging investors at a forum for Africa in London.

The governor invited investors willing to partner the state in so many areas that would engender rapid growth and development for the overall benefit of residents.

Bello, at the UNLOCK AFRICA Programme investors meetings in London, had fruitful discussions with several development partners and investors in the areas of agriculture, education, infrastructure, energy financing, mining and tourism among others.

In a statement by Mary Noel-Berje, his Chief Press Secretary, the governor acknowledged that partnership was significant in making Africa, and Niger state in particular, an open business environment for the United Kingdom investors to come in.

He stressed that the state is a choice destination for global trade and investment opportunities going by it potentials.

He maintained that the state has the potentials to be major supplier of raw materials of agricultural products to factories.

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger stressing a point at the Unlock Africa Project meeting in London

Bello, however, said that there was the need to add value to the available raw materials in the state through partnership with investors so as to increase the internally generated revenue and provide job in the state.

The investors in turn declared their readiness to partner with the government if given a conducive environment to thrive such as improvement of security challenges.

Some of the companies the Governor met includes ACM group for project funding, Aspuna Group for Agro sector, UCL Energy Group Ltd for Infrastructures, Katzenber  Ltd for project financing structure and Eagle Scientific Ltd for Education.

The governor was in company of his commissioners  for Justice and Attorney General of the state,  Danmallam Nasara, Zakari Abubakar Member and Chairman House Committee on Finance and the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe. (NAN)

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