President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that his administration will take all necessary actions to significantly improve the operating environment for domestic and international companies in Nigeria as part of its efforts to boost employment in the country.
At an audience with the new Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke, President Buhari said that the Federal Government, under his leadership, will welcome greater investment inflows from Japan and other developed nations in support of its plans to revitalize the Nigerian economy and create more jobs.
The President told Mr. Kusaoke that his administration will particularly welcome more trade and economic cooperation with Japan in the manufacturing, technology and agricultural sectors.
“I was very impressed with the role your Prime Minister played at our talks with G-7 leaders in Germany. He had a deep understanding of the challenge in the North-East of Nigeria and how it is affecting our economy.
“We look forward to a stronger partnership with your country in many areas, especially in technology, which is now the major driver of job creation across the world today,’’ President Buhari told the new Japanese ambassador who was at the Presidential Villa to present his letters of credence.
The President also received the letters of credence of the new Ambassador of Ukraine, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk and the new High Commissioner of Pakistan, Lt.- Gen. Agha Muhammed Umer Farooq.
All the new envoys assured President Buhari that they will work very hard to maintain and strengthen existing relations between Nigeria and their respective countries during their tenure in Abuja.