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President Tinubu Receives US Sec. Of State, Blinken

President Tinubu Receives US Sec. Of State, Blinken

US Secretary of States Anthony BLINKIN says Nigeria offers “compelling opportunities for investors” but asked that Nigeria removes barriers to investment thrive.

Blinken who was speaking after a closed doors meeting with president Tinubu at the State house presidential Villa in Abuja, also indicated the readiness of American companies to do business in Nigeria.

He said his talks with the President “dwelt on a range of common priorities, including there focus on accelerating economic growth and opportunity here.”

The U.S. top diplomat said US welcome President Tinubu’s bold reforms to unify the currency and end fuel subsidy but asked that impediments complained by some IS businessmen be removed

He added that Nigeria is a place of extraordinary innovation, extraordinary dynamism saying he will expect to see the dynamism with the business milieu as American entrepreneurs, American companies he said are eager to partner with and invest in Nigeria’s economy, particularly in the tech sector.

The US Secretary of State further noted that his country learned from the partnerships and benefited more in it than any other place or any company that they are investing- citing initiatives that President Joe Biden laid out, the digital transformation with Africa Initiative, as particularly energizing his country and triggering its focus for them.

Noting the cooperation between the US and Nigeria, Blinken said: “Nigeria, as Africa’s largest country, largest economy, largest democracy is essential to that effort, and the two countries are doing a lot of work together to drive a positive direction.

Minister of foreign affairs, Tuggar agreed with Mr. Blinken saying all solution to the challenges of the bilateral relations is solvable through a two state solution that encourages each country to behave with regards to foreign policy with the influence of domestic politics and domestic influences.

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