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Despite recession, Nigeria fastest growing economy in Africa – UK Envoy


The United Kingdom Trade Envoy to Nigeria, Helen Grant, on Saturday said that Nigeria was the fastest growing economy in Africa.

Ms Grant said this at the two-day Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) organised by Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), in collaboration with Nigeria Diaspora Summit Initiative (NDSI).

The activity, which is the third edition, began on November 20 and will end on Saturday.

It has the theme: “Post-COVID-19 Economic Resurgence: Targeting Diaspora Investment”.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent covering the activity quotes Ms Grant as saying that it will strengthen UK, Nigeria relations.

She said that Nigeria was full of investment opportunities and potentials.

“We look forward to coming to Nigeria to identify with viable businesses that the UK government could partner with in generating real and long term benefits for both countries,” she said.

Also speaking, Zubairu Dada, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, appluaded NiDCOM, NDSI and other collaborators for organising the activity targeted at bringing about constructive interface between Diaspora investors and business owners in the country.

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