President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu departed Nigeria on Wednesday for a working trip to Europe.
Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said in a statement that the president-elect will use the trip to fine-tune transition plans and programmes, as well as his policy options, with some of his key aides without undue pressures and distractions.
“During the visit, the President-elect will engage with investors and other key allies with the goal of marketing investment opportunities in the country and his administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations,” Rahman said.
“Already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community, including manufacturing, agriculture, tech, and energy, have been lined up.”
Rahman stated that Tinubu hopes to convince the investor of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on job creation and skill acquisition.
According to him, 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,” he added.
Rahman also noted that the president-elect is scheduled to return shortly for preparations towards his official swearing-in as the 16th President of the country on Monday, May 29.