Nineteen days to inauguration Tinubu departs Nigeria for Europe

Barely nineteen days to his inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, President-Elect on Wednesday left Nigeria for Europe on what was called a working visit, and scheduled to return shortly for preparations towards his official swearing-in as the 16th president of the country on 29 May, 2023

Penpushing reports that a statement from his the office signed by Tunde Rahman said Tinubu, during the visit, will engage with investors and other key allies with the goal of marketing investment opportunities in the country.

The statement added that the visit was part of  his (Tinubu) administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations, adding that he would use the opportunity of the trip to fine-tune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions.

Penpushing further reports that Rahman in the statement added that, already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community, including manufacturing, agriculture, tech and energy have been lined up.

The statement explained that the President-Elect hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on job creation and skills acquisition.

‘Reviving the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population,” the statement said.

Penpushing also reports that Tinubu, the statement said has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.

The President-Ellect it is recalled met with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu before he left the country.

Penpushing reports that the latest trip is the second time Tinubu will be travelling out of the country after he was declared president-elect on 1 March, and thereafter returned to Nigeria on 24 April 2023 after a four-week vacation in France.

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