President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has agreed to a meeting with United States President Joe Biden during the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
This announcement was made by Aguri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement released on Saturday. The statement followed a discussion between Tinubu and Ambassador Molly Phee, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
During their meeting, Tinubu emphasized his commitment to fostering a favourable environment for private enterprises under his leadership. He urged the US government to adopt innovative strategies to encourage American investments in Nigeria.
He stated, “While the private sector will undoubtedly play a pivotal role within the conducive environment we establish, it’s imperative for the US Government to demonstrate ingenuity by systematically offering incentives for industrial investments from the US into Nigeria. My tenure will prioritize addressing distinct regulatory, tax, and environmental concerns within Nigeria. I am resolute in my dedication to generating prosperity for all Nigerian families.”
Ambassador Phee affirmed the US government’s dedication to enhancing incentives for significant investments in Nigeria. She also conveyed that President Joe Biden specifically seeks a meeting with President Tinubu during the UNGA, highlighting the esteem in which he holds Tinubu’s leadership.
It is worth noting that the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence on September 12, 2023, in New York, United States.
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