Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga
The Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, has urged French investors to participate in the real sector of the Nigeria’s economy.
He made the call at the Franco-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Industry fund-raising in Lagos.
Aganga said the Federal Government was focusing on value-addition and investment in the real sector of the economy that would create jobs for Nigerians in the country.
“It is important to understand that we want investment in the real sector of the economy. We want to deepening investment in the real sector and areas that will create jobs in the country”
“This is a new Nigeria; both countries can do a lot together. The Chamber has a big role to play in trade relationship and attracting investment to Nigeria. We want to work with you to facilitate trade and investment. That is my job, if there are obstacles in your way, come to me, my job is to take them away and create right environment for investors”.
In his remarks, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jacques Champagne Labriolle, pointed out that France had a strategic relationship with Nigeria and intended to develop it into political partnership. He said his country was 100 per cent behind the effort of the Chamber to open new chapter in the trade and investment relationship between both countries.
Earlier, The President of the Chamber and Country President Schneider Electric Nigeria Limited, Mr. Marcel Hochel, stated that the Chamber has facilitated bilateral relationship between both countries and regularly organised international seminars, exhibition, networking businesses for people in both countries and used the opportunity to solicit the support of the ministry and members to improve on the business relations between both countries as well as increase the 210 members of the chamber.