Following the conclusion of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) that had President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance, the Presidency has listed the gains of Nigeria’s participation.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president.
The six gains listed are:
1.) Nigeria is to be a beneficiary of the Japanese Government pledge of to 40 billion dollars to boost the African economies in the next four years.
2.) The important meeting between President Buhari and Prime Minister Abe, as problems militating against the inflow of Japanese investment into Nigeria were discussed and agreed upon
3.) Nigerian government delegation met a good number of big Japanese enterprises with varied interests in power, agriculture, automobile, motor cycles, textiles, financing and the service sector.
4.) The formation of a new group KENSA made up of industry leaders on the continent, Kenya representing East Africa, Egypt for North Africa, South Africa for the South and Nigeria, from West Africa.
5.) Nigeria and Kenya seized the opportunity of the meeting of their leaders to strengthen bilateral relations and follow up on the achievements of the State Visit to Nairobi by President Buhari, earlier this year.
6.) The recognition of the role of the private sector in the economic take-off of the continent.