Yoruba Aareonakakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, on Friday held a key meeting with leading business officials from the Netherlands, reiterating the need for the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for foreign investors to develop and assist the country’s economy.
The meeting, held at his Phase 2 residence in Omole, Ikeja, Lagos, was the second in three months, the first involving Thai investors and the last from the Netherlands.
Iba Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, noted that the gist of the meeting with foreign investors was to overcome the wave of insecurity in the country by leveraging technology-driven initiatives, focusing more on improving agriculture and food production strategies, and evolving high-tech mechanisms aimed at improving the national economy.
Apart from this, the Yoruba Generalissimo said the meeting also focused on creating business synergies that will enable Dutch investors to tap Nigeria’s enormous potential in the fields of tourism, sports and arts, describing the negotiations with Dutch business investors as fruitful, “as we have managed to to discuss various relevant national issues related to security, agriculture and information technology.”
“The meeting with business investors from the Netherlands was fruitful because we were able to discuss important national issues regarding security, agriculture and information technology.
“We are also focused on creating business synergies that enable Dutch investors to leverage Nigeria’s enormous potential in tourism, sports and the arts.
“I am glad that they are willing to develop a business action plan that will result in the growth and development of the country,” said Iba Adams.
“So our meeting was in the national interest and I am optimistic that our friends from the Netherlands will explore the Nigerian market and bring new changes to all sectors of our economy,” he added.
Dutch Director of State Security, Niels Ducaat, has said that with the development of modern technologies, Nigeria has no reason to suffer from long-term insecurity as, according to him, security issues are crucial to the development of any nation.
The Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor on External Relations and Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Sunny Ofehe, has explained the need to promote international business relations between Nigeria and the Netherlands.
He expressed hope that Nigeria is realizing its potential as a leading country in Africa, as demonstrated by his meeting with Iba Adams.
“With this meeting with Aareonakakanfo from Yoruba land, I am of the opinion that Nigeria is realizing its potential as a leading country in Africa,” he said.
Also, the Dutch Director of the Global Football Academy, Mr. Joey Ngarigota, highlighted Nigeria’s strength in football, saying that with the large number of talents in the country, Nigeria can tap into its diverse potential in football and other sports.
Other team members who visited Generalissimo Yoruba included the Managing Director of KAEOYS, Mr. Jacobus van Wissen; CEO of Orevstar Energy LTD Canada, Mr. Barry Urefe; Director, D White Royalty Place LTD Nigeria, including Prince Abdul Okutepa.
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