Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, left Nigeria for Europe with many speculations going around that the President-elect is on a working visit to meet with potential investors. This was contained in a statement issued by the President-elect media aid, Tunde Rahman. Tinubu will also use the opportunity to make his final preparations for his inauguration without Unnecessary pressure and distractions come May 29.
Tinubu will engage with investors and other key allies with the objective of marketing investment opportunities in Nigeria, and his administration's readiness to provide a conducive atmosphere through policies and regulations.
The statement read, “Already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech, and energy have been lined up.
“Asíwájú Tinubu hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on jobs creation and skills acquisition.
“Reviving the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population.
“The President-elect has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.
“Before he left the country, Asíwájú Tinubu met with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who were presented to him by the Joint Task Team of the House.”
Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, is expected to return “shortly” for preparations for his official swearing-in as the 16th President of the country on May 29, 2023.