President Bola Tinubu arrived in New Delhi after a long intercontinental journey and was warmly welcomed by Mr. Gopichand Hinduja, Chairman and CEO of the Hinduja Group of Companies, a conglomerate with assets exceeding $100 billion U.S. Dollars.
The meeting between the Nigerian President and the Indian industrialist, which took place within 90 minutes of President Tinubu’s arrival in India, was attended by Nigeria’s Ministers of Finance, Trade & Industry, and Foreign Affairs, according to Ajuri Ngelale special adviser to the President (Media & Publicity).
President Tinubu expressed his determination to attract investments to Nigeria, create job opportunities for Nigerians, and generate new revenue streams for the country’s governments, emphasizing that Nigeria is open for business.
During the meeting, Mr. Hinduja praised President Tinubu’s past achievements as Governor of Lagos in transforming a coastal erosion crisis into a thriving free trade zone.
He expressed his excitement about partnering with Nigeria’s new President to create mutual prosperity for Nigeria’s population.
The Hinduja Group Chairman pledged to make substantial investments, particularly in bus and automobile manufacturing in Nigeria, under President Tinubu’s leadership.
President Tinubu delegated the task of finalizing the agreement to the Ministers of Trade and Finance, highlighting his commitment to addressing systemic issues and making Nigeria a conducive environment for investment.
President Tinubu emphasized the importance of teamwork and collaboration in achieving his goal of making Nigeria great.
He noted that when investors are satisfied, Nigerians will benefit from an inclusive economy that rewards hard work and promotes national excellence.