President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured potential Saudi Arabian investors of the safety of their investment in Nigeria.
Tinubu disclosed this at the first Saudi-Africa Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, November 10.
He said that Nigeria was ready for business while assuring investors of some of the world’s highest returns on investment.
President Tinubu affirmed that Nigeria was desirous of enhancing partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on combating terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram, ISWAP, and other violent extremist groups.
He noted that these groups had for long been terrorizing the Lake Chad and Sahel regions of Africa.
“Nigeria and Saudi Arabia have always enjoyed a special relationship at both the bilateral and multilateral levels. Within the past six decades, our bilateral cooperation, which was initially hajj-centric, has witnessed diversification to cover a number of areas of common interest.
”It is delightful to note the presence in this great Kingdom of a large number of our compatriots and professionals, including highly-skilled medical practitioners and professional football players.
“(We are both) members of several international organizations including the UN, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the International Energy Forum, the G77, the Islamic Development Bank, the Digital Cooperation Organization among others.
”Our two nations have effectively used these and other platforms to enhance close interaction and coordination. I am confident that our joint positive disposition within these platforms will continue to be demonstrated as we seek to advance our mutual interests.
“Nigeria, like the Kingdom, is diversifying her economy away from oil dependence to promote sustainable development. My administration has undertaken bold economic reforms by removing wasteful subsidies on petroleum and the merging of our foreign exchange market, among other incentives aimed at improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria.