Nigeria cannot deal with only one country — Osinbajo

VP, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said that Nigeria had not the privilege to always constantly be dealing with one country in the world.

Osinbajo, who made the assertion in Lagos at a two-day 2019 USA Fair, said Nigeria, as a developing country, was ambitious in building relations with America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and others.

Represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Osinbajo said that Nigeria would continue to be a partner to different countries.

“We need Nigeria to end up one of the most effortless spots for anybody to work together in the world

“Nigeria does not have the luxury of managing only one nation. We truly need to be a great neighbour to many nations.

“As incredible as America may be, we need to cooperate with America. We need to likewise join forces with Europe, Asia, the Middle East and different nations of the world,” he said.

Osinbajo said that Nigeria and America would keep on being key accomplices, including that the two nations should cooperate for themselves and the world at large

The vice-president, who commended the organisers of the conference and exhibition fair, also said that the current administration was working to create the enabling environment for foreign investors.

“We are committed to nurturing and building this relationship to its utmost because we want the best for our both countries and the wider world.

“The numerous sectors that are represented here from America speak to regions where Nigeria will cooperate with America for more noteworthy’s benefit,” he said.

The U.S. Minister to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, who portrayed Nigeria as a strange country, said that initiative from Nigerians would drive Nigeria, Africa, and the world forward.

Symington enjoined business owners not to continue to see every opportunity as for making a profit, but should be directed at making the whole world a better place.

“No doubt that there is a need in Nigeria, but never think of Nigeria alone. Think of West Africa, think of America, think of Africa, and think of the world. “See every opportunity as one for Nigeria, one for America and one for the world.

It should all be how to make the world a better place. “So, we want all of us to make that future with Nigeria, and make that future with America for all of us,’’ he said. (NAN)


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