The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Electric (GE) Nigeria, Mr. Lazarus Angbazo, has restated the company’s commitment to sustainable development of Nigeria.
Angbazo made this remark ahead of the 18th Nigerian Economic Summit, which is holding in Abuja.
GE has joined forces with the Federal Government of Nigeria in the private and public sectors to support sustainable development in Nigeria, while contributing to the economic development and improved quality of lives for Nigerians.
Speaking on the alliance, Angbazo explained that the alliance with the Federal Government, especially in the health, rail and power sectors, was aimed at delivering government priorities for vision 2020.
“GE is a trusted and strategic partner to the Nigerian government and the people of Nigeria. Our commitment to grow in Nigeria with Nigeria is demonstrated by our holistic approach to investments in the country,” he said.
Angbazo stated that in providing the infrastructural and technological needs in the power, healthcare and rail transportation sectors, the company’s diverse technologies were well-positioned to help the country become a top 20 economy by 2020.
“GE is committed to localising global innovation capabilities, home grown solutions to Nigeria’s problems and collaborating with Nigerian stakeholders to broaden the innovation play whilst building strong partnerships.”
“Today, our electrocardiogram and ultrasound healthcare equipment helps Nigerian doctors with early detection of health risks, health maintenance and preventative health measures. Our rail locomotives are designed to use advance monitoring technology to move passengers and freight across Nigeria, reducing road and port traffic. In the power sector, our superior oil and gas compressors and energy power turbines are helping to boost Nigeria’s oil and power-generating capacities.
GE is a trusted and strategic partner to the Nigerian government and the people of Nigeria. Its business activities in Nigeria have grown to involve oil and gas, power and water, transportation, healthcare and investments in various communities” he added.