The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, has said that Nigeria’s economy is moving in the right direction.
At a meeting today, February 25 at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja, Amina Mohammed said that the challenges in Nigeria are huge.
Its population, she noted, is large but described the country’s economy as great, with a lot of opportunities.
The UN scribe said that after traveling by train and through various roads in the Northern parts of Nigeria, she discovered that the roads are motorable, with some undergoing repairs.
“This is a country that is diverse in nature, ethnicity, religious backgrounds and opportunities. But these are its strengths, not weaknesses.
“And I think the narrative for Nigeria has to change to one that is very much the reality.”
On her trips across parts of Nigeria, Amina Mohammed said: “what I saw along the way is really a country that is growing, that is moving in the right direction economically. Is it fast enough? No. Is it in the right direction? Yes it is.”
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, told his guest that the Federal Government is working hard to make Nigeria the entrepreneurial hub of Africa.
He said that before the end of the first quarter of 2021, there should be a document on the government’s investment policies, as efforts are in progress to take Nigeria out of its mono-economy.