By Musa Adamu
At least four Saudi Arabia companies are about setting up in Nigeria, the Executive Secretary, Nigerua in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri -Erewa, has disclosed.
Hon Dabiri spoke to Journalists yesterday at the opening of the first Hajj and Umrah Exhibitions organized by Al- Yaro International, in Abuja.
According to her the incoming companies will operate in the manufacturing, education, hospitality and agricultural sectors of the economy.
Commending the promoters of the Forum who are Saudi Arabia born Nigerians, Hon Dabiri, said by the Saudis companies would definitely give a boost to the economy of the country.
She further said it would give credence to the fact that Nigeria was an investment destination, promising that her Commission would ensure that the companies had a smooth take off.
She said: “ the smart ones have since realised that Nigeria is an investment haven and are coming in to take advantage of it particularly in the area of agriculture, health, education and even hospitality business as well. I think the wise ones are here now and by the time others come the whole place would have taken up.”
She said she was excited to see Nigerians born in Saudi Arabia coming home for the first and getting excited about promoting investment between the kingdom and Nigeria
“ Subsequently, we will be working with them to exhibit Nigeria products in Saudi Arabia. What we are doing here is forsteting Nigeria-Saudi Arabia relationship.
“ It is amazing what Nigerians can do and what our young people can do and it only shows that our country is just a place to be and a country to invest in.
“ I want to commend the Yaro Brothers for putting this Forum together and I want to say that this is the kind of things we all should be doing. What they have done is very encouraging and they deserve every support.
“ We are going to work with the Yaro Brothers because they have shown that they really understand what we are doing as Commission.
She further hinted that “The next stage would to take this exhibitions to Saudi Arabia to exhibit Nigeria products there so we would now have the avenue to promote our companies in that country.
This initiative is the begining of of many great things between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia and I must add that the exhibitions i have seen so far is simply amazing.”
She called on Nigerians in Diaspora to continue to partner with Nigeria so that “we can work together and make Nigeria great and this is why we have Nigeria in Diaspora Commission.”
The Executive Director of Al- Yaro International, Imran Umar Yaro, commend Hon Dabiri for her office support towards the organization of the Forum.
He said: “we want to thank Hon Dabiri for giving us all the support we need to host a successful exhibitions. We want to say she supported us from zero to 100 percent.”