Nigeria’s Diaspora Ambassador and the director of Global NGO executive committee, Mrs. Olasubomi Iginla-Aina, says Nigeria may get £25 billion in foreign direct investment from the United Kingdom to boost the economy.
Iginla-Aina disclosed this after an official meeting with the UK Foriegn Affairs Committee (FAC), Parliament select committee, where they recommended policy reforms to reposition Nigeria.
The event in London revolved around a national development plan strong enough to address the multiple challenges in the nation.
She said the plan focused on achieving security, stability, education transformation and attention on small and medium enterprises.
“In a small focus group of about 13 Nigerians, emphasis on the need for Nigeria to seek better means to tackle the menace, as suggestions and modalities that could be a game changer in helping in the long-term sustainable- development of Nigeria.
Chairperson of the House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Select Committee Tom Tugendhat (MP) said there could be around £25 Billions available to be spent as Foreign Direct Investments/Aids for Nigeria’s development plan.
Iginla-Aina added she was actively involved in order to firm up strategies towards addressing the growing crisis and major challenges faced in Nigeria.
This is another opportunity offered to encourage foreign partners to collaborate for the progress of our nation.
“The plan was necessary in order to bring about a society and economy that works for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, adding that such plan, among other things, must promote economic diversification, be modern, ambitious, realistic and flexible.
She explained that, the participants were divided into three groups having members of the select committee on FAC who represented in each of the group.
Further more,each of the group had to discuss on three major topics: that includes, Small and Medium Enterprise, Education and Security.
“As a nation, this are vital areas affecting development in the nation and we
“This is another time when FAC wishes to support the development of Nigeria and so the meeting was needed to help identify the problems in the selected areas and the solutions to the issues identified.
Iginla-Aina added that Nigeria is at a critical juncture in its development journey, stating that the time had come for new thinking and action to build a more peaceful future for all Nigerians.