President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has had a fruitful deliberation with Gopichand Hinduja, chairman and CEO of the Hinduja Group of Companies towards mobilising his group’s into tapping the emerging investment opportunities in Nigeria. The meeting was held shortly after President Tinubu arrived India for the G20 Summit.
The Nigerian team currently in India was led by President Tinubu with the sole aim of attracting foreign investments into the country’s lucrative sectors.
“We are here for business. I am here to personally assure our friends and investors that there is no bottleneck that I will not break. Nigeria will become one of the most conducive places on earth to make good profits and create lasting jobs. With my support, there is nothing standing in your way of enjoying the unrivaled opportunities presented by our massive market and the ingenious & hardworking nature of the Nigerian people. We are open for business,” President Tinubu firmly assured.
The president was accompanied by the ministers of finance, trade and industry, and foreign affairs. They were warmly welcomed by Gopichand Hinduja of the Hinduja Group of Companies in new Delhi, a conglomerate with a total asset portfolio exceeding $100 billion us dollars.
’’I am a living witness to your landmark effort as Governor of Lagos in turning a coastal erosion and water encroachment crisis into a massive free trade zone where industry now thrives. This is partially responsible for my excitement to partner with Nigeria’s new President to create win-win prosperity for Nigeria’s talented population.
“We believe in you as a leader who has done this before. You know what the challenges are. You know how to fix them. We are going to make investments into the billions of dollars under your leadership, because we see you are already addressing the systemic problems. I am ready now to sign an MoU and to begin execution. You tell me who to liaise with, and we will get to work immediately, particularly with respect to bus and automobile manufacturing in Nigeria, amongst other areas,” Hinduja said.
Hinduja added that he had paperwork stalled in the Nigerian bureaucracy for over one year, especially in FCT, noting that with a purpose driven administration, Nigeria will be turned into a rich promise land for all its citizens.
President Tinubu said he was delighted with the outcomes of the meeting with the Indian business mogul.