From: Sisi Ochigbo, Abuja
Nigerian Ministers have assured International investors that the upcoming elections in Nigeria would be transparent, fair, open to observers and respectful for the rule of law.
Notwithstanding the electoral process, the two ministers, Okechukwu Enalema, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and Minister for Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma who led the delegation to the 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland said President Mohummadu Buhari remain focus on the three priorities of government.
According to a statement signed by Bisi Daniel, the Strategy and Communication Adviser to the Minister, “The President’s three priorities are economic growth for job creation, improved security and fight against corruption. The demanded for the bold plans of investors so the government of Nigeria can scale up their business as the government will provide you with support and incentives.
Enalema said, “Nigeria remains African’s number one economy and the government in partnership with the private sector shall continue to take all necessary measures to improve this position.
“The global economy is undergoing a fast paced technological revolution, characterized by complex challenges and significant opportunities, therefore ecommerce negotiation must be constructive, pragmatic and provide benefits for developing countries like Nigeria.
He added that Nigeria must be at the table to ensure beneficial outcomes, rules shall not be made for Nigeria by others in Nigeria’s absence. There is also an urgent necessity for World Trade Organization reform to ensure its relevance for the 21st century and for development to be more sharply mainstreamed into its work.
At the Ministerial meeting on ecommerce, 76 ministers including Nigeria representing the leading economies in the global economy accounting for 90% of the world trade adopted a joint statement o ecommerce.