CTF Minister of State Courts Canadian Investors

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Canadian investors have been urged to take advantage of favorable investment opportunities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to invest in agriculture, tourism, infrastructure development, transportation, healthcare, management waste and the hospitality industry.

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the call when she led a delegation from the FCT to the just-concluded inaugural Canada-Nigeria Investment Expo with the theme: “Building a Lasting Partnership” held at the Ontario Securities Exchange Centre, Canada.

The minister argued that the FCT administration’s participation in the investment summit has opened up more opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Federal Capital Territory.

In a statement released to reporters in Abuja on Monday by his Special Adviser for the Media, Austine Elemue, Aliyu expressed satisfaction that various business groups in Canada have shown interest in coming to invest in Abuja, noting that Abuja Investment Company Limited (AICL) and Abuja Infrastructure Investment Center (AIIC) would work with the Ease of Doing Business Unit to facilitate this process for rapid implementation.

According to her; “The Expo provided business investors from FCT and other parts of Nigeria with the opportunity to connect with economic development organizations and global business leaders from across Canada to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and public-private partnership in Nigeria”.

Moreover, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada, His Excellency Adeyinka Asekun, in his remarks at the summit highlighted the various efforts made by the Embassy which have yielded results.

He said one such initiative was the high level visit of the Canadian Governor General to Nigeria in 2017 and the visit of the Nigerian business community to Canada in 2018.

The Ambassador also briefed the assembly on the efforts being made to conclude the bilateral trade agreement between Nigeria and Canada to increase the volume of trade which was currently lower than expected, given the number of Nigerians in the country. Canada and various opportunities.

On the sidelines of Expo, the Minister met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and other ministers responsible for Economic Development, Job Creation, Sports, Tourism and Agriculture, among others.

The highlight of the event was the presentations by the Secretaries of the Economic Planning and Revenue Generation (EPRG), Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Agriculture and Social Development Mandate, where they exposed the delegates to the various investment opportunities in Abuja.

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