The British Deputy High Commissioner, Ahmed Bashir, at the weekend, expressed optimism that despite Nigeria’s current economic challenges, the country has sufficient energy and resilience to recover.
The deputy high commissioner, who received the Group Managing Director of TL First Group, Dr Olu Olasode, during a courtesy visit to the British High Commission office, stated that although, this was a difficult time for the nation, Nigeria had remarkable opportunities for investment and growth.
Dr Olasode, while recognising the mission’s work on international collaboration, trade and investment, proposed partnering with the British High Commission in designing and implementing strategic programmes that would promote economic relations and strengthen bilateral associations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Nigerian governments.
According to Dr Olasode, institutional readiness and participatory governance was key to improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
He advocated a platform for interaction, idea exchange, networking and partnerships between investors, economic and industrial leaders in the UK and Nigeria, stating that this would boost economic relationship between both countries and facilitate business alliances.
He opined that the proposed partnership would guarantee promotion of leadership learning, capacity development and peer review across various economic leadership levels of businesses, governments and community groups.
This collaboration will also empower small and medium enterprises and promote modern knowledge exchange, research and learning development.