What Saraki Told Russian Investors
President of the Senate,
Bukola Saraki is in Russia killing two birds with one stone.
While he may have primarily gone there to cheer the Super Eagles to victory at the World Cup, he is also using the opportunity to beg investors to come to Nigeria.
Saraki told the Russian Government that Nigeria is conducive for investors especially in the oil and gas, agriculture, mining and power sectors of the economy.
During a meeting with the leadership of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament, Saraki said: “Russia could take a more active part in economic and business projects in Nigeria. Your State must necessarily play its role on the African continent. Together we could consider new opportunities for mutually beneficial economic cooperation.”
He called for increased access for Nigerians willing to visit and do business in Russia, improved trade relations and military support to aid Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, human trafficking and irregular migration.
According to Saraki, there is greater need for parliamentary cooperation and collaboration between the two parliaments to entrench better legislative practices, cross fertilize ideas and improve relations between both countries.
In response, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ms. Valentina Matviyenko, thanked Saraki and said the Russian Parliament will continue to build on the good relations between Nigeria and Russia while collaborating closely with the National Assembly.
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