By Stanley Onyekwere
To help boost Abuja’s economy, the FCT Administration is wooing deep pockets investors from Bangladesh in areas of agricultural, pharmaceutical, green project, among others, to take advantage of the investment opportunities in the nation’s capital city.
This was disclosed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola during a recent visit by the High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Masudur Rahman to his office in Area Garki, Abuja.
Adesola, while receiving the visiting High Commissioner, disclosed that FCT provides one of best investment opportunities for investors, given the city’s good infrastructure, combined with its massive population, which makes Abuja a preferred destination for investors.
He noted that Nigeria and Bangladesh had enjoyed robust bilateral relations since the establishment of the diplomatic affairs between both countries in 1972.
He also revealed that both Nigeria and Bangladesh share similar values and ideals as members of the United Nations, on-Aligned Movement, the D-8 Group, respectively.
Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary listed areas of investments in the Territory potential investors can take advantage of to include; the Abuja Rail Mass Transit system, pharmaceutical, waste management, mass housing, tourism, agriculture, human capacity development, ICT, among others.
Earlier in his remarks, the High Commissioner, assured the Permanent Secretary that Bangladesh investors are willing to bring massive investments in the areas of agriculture, pharmaceutical, green project and textile industry to FCT.
He noted that the Bangladesh Government will always welcome initiative that can boost the relationship between the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the FCT Administration.Explaining the interventions of Bangladesh towards ensuring peace and stability across the world.
Also, the Ambassador revealed that presently Bangladesh is the highest contributor of peace keeping operations in the world. Adding that in keeping with its defence pact with Nigeria, Bangladesh Government had trained over 200 Nigerians military graduates.
He however stressed the need to further deepen the relationship between both countries.
He therefore appealed to FCT Administration to name a street in Abuja after the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.