Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ahmed Bashir, has expressed optimism that “despite Nigeria’s current economic challenges, the country has sufficient energy and resilience to recover.”
The Deputy High Commissioner, who received the Group Managing Director of TL First Group, Dr. Olu Olasode, who was on a courtesy visit to the British High Commission in Lagos, said though it was a difficult time for the nation, “Nigeria has remarkable opportunities for investment and growth.”
Speaking at the meeting, Olasode, who recognised the Mission’s work, especially on international collaborations, trade and investment, also proposed partnering with the British High Commission in designing and implementing strategic programmes that will promote economic relations, as well as strengthen bilateral associations between the UK and Nigerian governments.
According to him, institutional readiness and participatory governance is key to improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria, advocating for a platform for interaction, idea exchange, networking and partnerships between investors, economic and industrial leaders in the UK and Nigeria.
A statement by the spokesperson of TL First Group, Previous Uwisike, quoted Olsode as explaining that such partnership would boost economic relationship between both countries and facilitate business alliance groups.
“This collaboration will also empower small and medium enterprises and promote modern knowledge exchange, research and learning development,” he said.
Olasode said the proposed partnership would also guarantee the promotion of leadership learning, capacity development and peer review across various economic leadership levels across businesses, governments and community.