Nigeria's Lithium Deposits,Catalyst for Clean Energy Move - Tinubu

President Tinubu stressed the importance of creating opportunities within the country to encourage skilled individuals to stay and contribute to national development.
President Bola Tinubu and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
President Bola Tinubu and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands X

President Bola Tinubu has highlighted Nigeria's potential to fuel the clean energy revolution globally, emphasizing the country's high-grade lithium deposits.

Speaking at a meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands in The Hague, President Tinubu highlighted Nigeria's vast opportunities across various sectors, pledging to deepen reforms to attract more investments.

"Nigeria offers immense opportunities, especially in solid minerals like lithium, which we know can power the world's clean energy future", President Tinubu stated. He emphasized the need for robust partnerships that bring value addition to both Nigeria and its international collaborators.

With a youthful population comprising 70% under the age of 30, Nigeria presents a significant workforce and market for foreign investors. President Tinubu stressed the importance of creating opportunities within the country to encourage skilled individuals to stay and contribute to national development.

"We are committed to providing opportunities for our young people to access quality education and livelihoods within their legitimate incomes," President Tinubu affirmed, highlighting the government's efforts to transform the economy and empower the youth.

Acknowledging the resilience of Nigerians, President Tinubu expressed confidence in the country's economic trajectory, citing the Nigerian Naira as one of the world's best-performing currencies. Despite short-term challenges, he reiterated his commitment to making decisions that benefit all Nigerians in the long term.

Prime Minister Rutte praised President Tinubu's economic reforms, noting increased confidence among international investors in the Nigerian economy. Dutch investors have committed $250 million in new investments, including a $100 million waste-to-wealth industrial facility in Lagos State.

Rutte commended Nigeria's democratic governance and the collaborative efforts that have led to development milestones, including the peaceful transition of power in 2015. He highlighted the importance of democratic principles in addressing developmental challenges.

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