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Wike Discusses Investment With UK Minister For Africa

Wike Discusses Investment With UK Minister For Africa

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday held discussions with the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Africa, Mr. Tobias Ellwood, on investment opportunities in the state, especially in the area of agriculture. The governor said his administration had created the right platform for foreign direct investment by concentrating on the development of basic infrastructure across the state.

The governor also said that the state government has started the process for the construction of a specialist tertiary hospital in the state. Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday when he granted audience to Ellwood, who is the Minister for Africa, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Arkwright, Wike pledged to always cooperate with the United Kingdom to enhance the state’s development.

He also noted that his administration will grant access to land backed with certificate of occupancy for willing investors. He said: “We are promoting partnership in the area of agriculture because we believe that it will create employment opportunities for our youths.

“The current economic recession requires that we look inwards. We have improved the security architecture in the state and it is the best investment environment in the region and the country.”

Earlier, Ellwood said the United Kingdom will assist the Nigerian Government in its bid to diversify her economy, adding that the visit was also aimed at improving the relationship between the UK government and the Rivers State.

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