The United States has applauded Nigeria for the efforts it is making to bolster its economy towards ensuring sustainable growth and development.
Mr David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S., Embassy in Abuja, acknowledged the Federla Government’s efforts in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN
He said although the Federal Government is putting measures in place to stabilise the nation’s economy, more should be done to create an environment that would attract investors to the country.
He observed there has been great enthusiasm from American investors toward Nigeria, saying that such interest was a testimony to the commitment that the President Bola Tinubu administration has made toward strengthening the economy.
“We support the fact that the Tinubu administration is trying to create the fundamentals that will allow foreign direct investment, attract investors, and drive economic growth.
“We are also doing our part as the U.S. government to observe and understand the challenges, see how we could help, and presumably, talk up Nigeria a little bit in the global market and international markets.
“When Tinubu was in New York at the UN General Assembly, where he rang the closing bell at the world’s second-largest stock exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (NASDAQ).
“His visit attracted officials of the Commerce of Cooperation of the U.S. Trade and Investment.
“They demonstrated a high level of interest in Nigeria. Sponsored by Prosper Africa Programme, a major institution of investors in the U.S., set to manage billions of dollars of Pension Funds.
“They were there because everybody knows Nigeria is a place of great potential. So I think that potential is visible; I think people are excited. There is a high level of interest.”
He assured Nigeria of the U.S. government’s commitment to doing all it could to draw investors to the country to see the opportunities available and possibly, rely on partner businesses.