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Natural resources: Group advocates more sensitisation to promote foreign investment

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 The United States Latino American Chamber of Commerce (USLACC) says more sensitisation on the natural resources found in the country is needed to promote foreign investments in Africa.
Mrs Ifeoma Ejiogu, the USLACC African representative, said this at an event on Thursday, in Abuja.
She said that the event titled “African-Foreign Investors Trade Summit” is aimed at catalysing Africa’s economic growth and unlocking its potential by attracting the world to invest in it.
Ejiogu added that the chamber on its part had laid out series of events which would run through the year, all in its bid to revolutionise all sectors of the African economy.
“We are going to make foreign investors to know that a lot abound in Africa, that is the only way we can have industrialisation.
“This is because presently, we export raw materials but we suppose to process these things, give added value to what we have and that is where youths can get employments and jobs.
“If we sensitise Africans in diaspora and sensitise foreign investors, we will also help suggest to the government on how to create enabling environment for the investors to come in with and their money and create jobs for the youths,” she said.
On her part, Ms Amina Temitope-Ajayi, popularly known as “Mama Diaspora”, called on investors to come into the country to harness its natural resources.
“This programme is a legacy, we have 65 per cent Nigerian young adults, we need to do something drastically, we need to attract investors.
“We need to change this nation into an entrepreneurship nation such as China, I want them to graduate and even when they graduate, let them take the degree and be a business man or woman.
“I want to hear my young adults say they are chief executive officers.
“This is the right time for investors to come and invest in Nigeria, everything about investment is commitment.
“The kids are committed, so please let them come and invest in human capital in Nigeria and that will be the best return of investment any investor can think of,” she added. (NAN)
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