Qatari officials with the Honourable Temitope Adewale, representative of Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, presenting an award to Qatari Officials at the event
Your Investments Are Safe In Lagos, Speaker Obasa To Qatari Government
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, has described the State as one that guarantees safety of investors and their businesses since the government takes seriously the protection of lives and property.
Dr. Obasa in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Ebhomele Eromosele, stated said this at the Qatar-Nigeria Business Matchmaking Event, which had officials of the govermment of the two countries yesterday.
The event which also had businessmen and prospective investors in attendance, was aimed at deepening trade between the two countries in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, technology and other related areas.
The Speaker who was represented by Honourable Adewale Temitope, Chairman House Committee on Transportation, noted that the growth and advancement of Lagos in various areas of the economy are the result of true leadership. Adding that for investors in Lagos, it has always been a symbiotic relationship since the State has the needed human capital and the market while they have the resources.
“It is, therefore, going to be a symbiotic relationship between Qatar and Nigeria,” he said while urging prospective investors to also consider the transportation and health sectors of the State in view of government’s successful effort to create an enabling environment.
Speaking at the event, Ali Ghanem Al-Hajri, ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nigeria, said the meeting would further strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and his country.
“We think this meeting to deepen bilateral relations to build an economic bridge between the two markets.
“Nigeria is the biggest market in West Africa, and there are lots of potentials and opportunities to deal with the Qatari market. I can see a huge economic bridge between the two countries,” he said.
Qatar Development Bank (QDB), which organised the business matchmaking event, used the opportunity to engaged with Nigerian businesses on strengthening investment ties across diverse sectors.