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Lagos has huge attraction for investment, envoy tells Sanwo-Olu - THE NATION

JANUARY 10, 2019

The Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr. George Steiner, has said Lagos State, with its huge market size, provides a good attraction for foreign investments.

The ambassador spoke yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, when he hosted the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu,.

Steiner noted that Switzerland is among the leading countries with the best financial service industry and strong tourism economy.

The ambassador said top Swiss companies operating in Nigeria have their headquarters in Lagos.

He promised to work with Sanwo-Olu, if elected governor, to attract more Swiss investments to the state.

Steiner hailed the APC candidate for his THEME development agenda.

He added: “Lagos is a natural point of attraction for investments because of the market size. If you win your election, we will partner with you to improve the quality of life in Lagos with increased investments from Swiss companies.

“Our country and Nigeria enjoy a very good bilateral relationship. With Lagos as the commercial centre of Nigeria, we will strengthen that relationship. I have listened to you on your THEME priority programmes and I believe, if well implemented, it will bring greater good to Lagos.”

Expressing his appreciation to the ambassador for Swiss government’s commitment to Nigeria and the promise to work with Lagos State, Sanwo-Olu reiterated his campaign message of a greater Lagos and his commitment to ensure the private sector remains a major driver of economic development.

He said: “Our campaign is hinged on a comprehensive development agenda, which we tagged THEME: Traffic management and Transportation, Health and environment, Education and technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy and Entertainment and Tourism.

“The role of private sector investments are critical to our agenda. We welcome more investments from Swiss companies. I can assure that they will have a worthy partner in the government and people of Lagos.”

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