In a bid to strengthen British and Nigeria trade and investment relations, renowned global business influencer and trade expert, British Nigeria Business Network (BNBN) has expressed its readiness to foster collaborative ties with the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Monday, the Executive Director of the organization, Amb Prince (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubani passionately urged the Tinubu government to work collaboratively with the BNBN and its ally, British African Business Alliance (BABA) to unlock new opportunities and drive economic growth for Nigeria.
Stressing that President Tinubu, during his inaugural speech in May 29, 2023, made proactive promises which outlined his government’s plan, Amb Ubani noted that if well implemented, those policies would birth a progressive and prosperous economy for the country.
“We are at a critical juncture in the world’s economic landscape and President Tinubu’s administration has demonstrated a clear commitment to fostering an environment conducive to trade and investment”, he stated, stressing that a collaborative partnership with the Tinubu administration would unlock new opportunities and drive Nigeria’s economic growth .
“President Tinubu’s economic policies are bold, proactive, progressive and brilliant. We shall support his administration taking advantage of these promising policies to stimulate more bilateral business relationships and development between the UK and Nigeria.
“We are working very hard to import UK direct African-friendly Investments, Trades, Industry, Services and partnerships”, said Ubani who is also the Country Rep of British African Business Alliance (BABA).
The renowned diplomat revealed that UK direct private sector Investors and the Nigerian Diaspora in UK are very interested in doing business in and with Nigerians if well recognized, considered and well managed.
His words, “They have the Investment capacity and potential to improve and boost the Nigerian economy. In shall, in turn, make great positive impacts in the UK economy while supporting global unity and developments.
“We are also showcasing the Nigerian Potentials to the UK market and Industries for export. These steps will boost Nigerian Economy while stimulating and supporting economic and general development between both Nations while strengthening ties”, he said, adding that the Nigerian economy calls for urgent positive interventions and immediate improvements.
Amb Ubani reemphasized that with the desired support from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his government, the BNBN has the capacity to champion these moves and bring greater economic development to Nigeria.
“The global economy is a vast interconnected network, and no nation can thrive in isolation,” Ubani asserted, noting that “President Tinubu’s administration has shown a proactive approach to engaging with the world, creating an environment that attracts foreign investment and stimulates domestic growth.”