FG Reiterates Commitment To Business Growth


The Federal government has assured interested Investors that it is committed to the development and growth of business in Nigeria. Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha

Abubakar gave this assurance while receiving in her office, a delegation of businessmen from Canada led by  the Managing Director of Cara Group Mr. Patrick Mc Guinness.

The minister praised the decision of the organization to introduce

Solar laptops into the Nigerian market adding that it was coming at

the right time, as government was looking for an alternative power to

help business growth in the country. Hajia Abubakar added that a

product like the solar laptop which could be used to generate light

and charge batteries would be helpful in easing some learning

challenges in the educational institutions in the rural areas.


The Minister however, urged the businessmen to consider setting a

factory in Nigeria to manufacture the product as this will create

employment for the Nigerian youth. Hajia Abubakar told Mr. Mc Guinness

to invite his friends and business associates to invest in the country

as they would reap a huge benefits due to the large population that

Nigeria has.


Earlier, Mr Patrick Mc Guinness revealed that his organization was

into international trade, investment and financing adding that his

organization has been doing business in Nigeria, growing local

capacity and working towards a permanent presence in the country for

some time now


He disclosed that the purpose of the visit was to seek ways of working

closely with the ministry and to introduce their new product – the SOL

Sola Laptop which would provide the much needed alternative source of

power to rural educational institutions, the health sector as well as

the small and medium enterprises, SMEs.


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