• Urges traders to explore beyond challenges, focal level on alternatives
President Muhammadu Buhari, the previous day, met with Nigerians living in Spain on the sidelines of his professional talk over with, pledging that Nigeria will continue to protect the pursuits of its nationals living in yet another nation.
The diaspora team, which met with the President included John Bosco, president of the association; his deputy, Richard Omoregbe; Great Eagles participant who plies his commerce with Leganes FC, Kenneth Omeruo; Obinna Okafor, a soccer agent; Mohammed Bashir, a student of Aviation; Segun Adedoyin, studying World Affairs, and Radiant Omorodion, a businessman.
Buhari additionally met with two Spanish firms doing commerce in Nigeria and assured them of a safe, acquire and prosperous nation.
At a gathering with executives of GB Meals, which grows tomatoes in Kebbi Say, and employs about 5,000 folks, the President pledged that your total nation might perchance well be secured, noting that it’s a ways one in every of the cardinal wishes of the administration.
He additionally assured safety for native farmers in opposition to smuggling and dumping of international merchandise, announcing: “Detractors are working very laborious in opposition to our efforts. That became as soon as why we closed our borders for thus prolonged, and the result is evident. We desire to grow what we eat, and eat what we grow. Thanks on your immense investment in our nation, the jobs you originate, and the abilities imparted to our folks.”
Chairman of GB Meals, Artur Carulla, described the company as a household commerce now in its third generation in Africa, and which has invested over 250 billion dollars in international locations be pleased Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana and Senegal.
GB Meals pledged that in about two years, it will most likely perchance be en route to supplying 30 per cent of the nation’s tomato wants, stressing: “We are capable of replicate what has took establish with rice. We knew what it became as soon as sooner than you purchased here.”
At yet another meeting with Naturgy, a leading Spanish gas company, the President expressed pleasure that the outfit has established a proper partnership with Nigeria within the oil and gas industry.
Francisco Reynes, Chief Govt Officer of Naturgy, said its first contact with Nigeria became as soon as in 1992, and since then, they’ve change into one in every of the biggest investors of Liquified Pure Gasoline (LNG).
He said Naturgy is appealing about extending its relationship with Nigeria on gas, citing its 178 years of experience within the commerce.
“Nations be pleased Algeria, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, and the usa, are our suppliers. We desire to make investments extra in Nigeria,” Reynes said.
ALSO, Buhari called on traders to explore beyond challenges currently facing the enviornment and focal level on alternatives, as, per him, there are no challenges without alternatives and alternatives.
He made this call when he addressed the Spain-Nigeria Industry Meeting organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Ministry of Industry, Alternate and Funding.
The President informed the gathering of Spanish and Nigerian firms and traders to explore in the direction of Africa for the alternatives therein.
Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of Industry, Alternate and Funding, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, said Nigeria and Spain have enjoyed a actually cordial relationship for the reason that 1960s. He added that Nigeria is “committed to rising its volume of commerce with Spain, at the same time as Spain is currently one in every of Nigeria’s strongest EU trading partners.”