Nigerian Government calls for more investment in the country
The Presidency has welcomed more private investments in the key sectors of the economy to reduce unemployment, poverty and the number of out of school children across the country.
It said private sector investments in the telecommunications industry as well as university education in the country was impressive, and assured potential investors that no stone would be left unturned to encourage private investments in the economy.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Mr Fola Bank Olemoh said efforts by the private sectors to participate actively in key areas would be supported by the present administration.
Addressing participants at the 2nd African Education Conference organised by the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED) at the Public Service Training Institute, Kubwa, Abuja, Mr Olemoh said government is aware of the impressive contributions of the private sector to the growth and development of the country.
Represented by an aide, Favour Ilori, Mr Olemoh noted that the coming of private universities have reduced the burden of the numbers of students seeking admission to government owned universities just as private sector investments in telecommunications have opened more telephone lines for Nigerians.
He commended the organisers of the conference for helping to reduce the number of out of school children in the country, asserting that private primary and secondary schools and universities have helped in no small measures to reduce the statistics of out of school children.
He urged investors to explore areas for investment across the vast opportunities in all sectors of the economy.