Buhari Congratulates BUA Chairman Over Reappointment As France-Nigeria Business Council President

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, on his reappointment as President of the France-Nigeria Business Council by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

Buhari commended Rabiu for his very pivotal role in nudging forward the objectives of the association inaugurated a year ago, and for retaining the trust and confidence of members of the strategic Council.

The President acknowledged with delight that under one year of Rabiu’s leadership the Council has recorded appreciable progress in plans by some of Nigeria’s biggest banks to set up subsidiaries in France, BUA’s partnership with Axes France to build a 200,000bpd refinery in Akwa Ibom State, among others.

Buhari assured the Chairman of BUA and Pioneer President of the Council of  Federal Government’s  unflinching support as top business leaders continue to build strategic partnerships aimed at improving  business relations between the two countries, as well as supporting the economic programme of Government in the areas of infrastructural development, agriculture, power, job and wealth creation.

He affirmed that the focus of his administration’s economic diplomacy was attracting foreign investments into the country which made the ordinary Nigerian a prime beneficiary.

He, therefore, assured Nigerians and all foreign policy stakeholders that having reaped the benefits of major investments into the country in the last seven years, his administration would continue to vigorously promote Nigeria as a preferred and attractive destination to international investors.

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