Vice President Kashim Shettima has declared President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s intention to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the country. As a result, he charged both domestic and global investors with making Nigeria their investment centre.
The Vice President made the vow while hosting the management of the First Surat Group and top management of MTN Nigeria at the presidential palace in Abuja. He charged MTN Nigeria with facilitating and spearheading digital mobile money and digital education.
VP Shettima stated that the Tinubu government is eager to collaborate with diverse stakeholders in order to increase the nation’s productive base and produce speedy job creation.
VP Shettima praised the professionalism and dedication of Surat Group, which manages Nizamiye hospital, Nizamiye Foundation, and its educational institutions, and added that the Group, with its 2,500 employees, provides to over 100,000 extended families and dependents.
“Agriculture remains critical to the Nigerian economy,” he said. You may want to consider exiting the health and education industries, where you have excelled, and entering the agricultural business, where we have significant investment opportunity.
“I can assure you that my principal is fostering an environment conducive to business growth.” Property rights shall be enforced, and no one’s rights will be violated. We require foreign direct investment today more than ever. “Reach out to us, and we’ll help you succeed,” the VP vowed.
For MTN Nigeria, the Vice President reaffirmed the telecoms behemoth of the Federal Government’s commitment to remove all impediments to business. VP Shettima stated that the days of double taxation and unnecessary bottlenecks are over, and that President Tinubu’s policy of ease of doing business would be carried through.
He challenged the telecommunications giant to consider speeding up digital mobile money and digital education in Nigeria, promising that the country’s economy will improve dramatically in less than 15 months. “I have never met anyone as dedicated to reviving Nigeria’s economy as President Tinubu.” Yes, we are confronting obstacles, but believe me when I say that the country will be better off as a result,” the VP stated. Earlier, Dr Ali Maina, Chairman of First Surat Group, congratulated the Vice President, saying that aside from the company’s extensive interest and strategic relationships, its corporate social responsibility has seen it invest millions of naira in Nigerians’ lives and welfare.
MTN Nigeria Chairman Ernest Ndukwe and Chief Executive Officer Karl Olutokun Toriola, on their part, stated that the telecoms firm remains dedicated to President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda. They stated that MTN Nigeria will launch the much-needed 5D network in Nigeria in the near future.