Saudi Summit: Niger Gov engages with investors
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has met with international business community in Saudi Arabia and has used the rare opportunity of the first Saudi-Africa Summit to woo investors to Niger State.
In a statement made available to Newsline Newspaper by his Chief Press Secretary, Mal Bologi Ibrahim, the governor was part of the delegation that joined in the Saudi-Nigeria round table meeting where President Bola Tinubu, expressed his desire to strengthen economic collaboration with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The President said the 36 States of the Nigerian federation including Niger State and FCT, were ready for business while assuring investors of some of the world's highest returns on investment.
One of the contending issues discussed at the Summit included the effects of climate change and the president stated that Nigeria was working on several initiatives to fight the effects of climate change.
The initiative of the Governor of Niger State, Umaru Bago especially as it affects the Green Economy Summit aimed at carbon reduction and zero-emission targets, was highly acknowledged and commended.
President Bola Tinubu said Nigeria was desirous of enhancing collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on combating terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram, ISWAP, and other violent extremist groups which have been terrorizing the Lake Chad and Sahel regions and some central states in Nigeria including Niger state.
Saudi Finance Minister, Khalid Al-Fatih said the Saudi Kingdom's 600 billion euro wealth fund and the public investment fund, would make some game-changing investments in Africa.
Bago also had used the forum to hold talks on the sidelines with Africa's richest man, Alh Aliko Dangote and important investment issues has been discussed.