By Danladi Al-Hassan
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to wealthy individuals in the country to develop more confidence in the nation’s economy by massively investing in critical sectors in order to boost job and wealth creation.
Buhari, said this when he hosted members of the business community and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) at the State House, Abuja, on Friday.
Buhari pointed out that business and political leaders are not only important stakeholders but indeed indispensable to the growth and development of any economy.
He pledged to continue to work towards creating a conducive atmosphere for both to work together toward achieving greater investment in Nigeria’s economy.
Buhari also assured his guests that he would not only sustain efforts at fighting corruption, insecurity and smuggling but also create a more conducive atmosphere for Nigerian businesses and industrial concerns to thrive.
He promised to work more closely with the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “towards ensuring that the country’s foreign reserve continues to grow so that Nigeria maintains a pride of place amongst the comity of nations.”
The president also spoke extensively on reasons for his decision to delay Nigeria’s ratification of the continental free trade area agreement.
Aliko Dangote, the Chairman of Dangote Group, who spoke on behalf of the business community, promised to support the ongoing efforts aimed at transforming the nation’s economy for the general good of the citizens.