Nigerians should expect benefits of Tinubu’s trip to France — APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, John Mayaki has called on Nigerians to start expecting the gains of President Bola Tinubu’s two-day summit at the New Global Financing Pact in Paris.

Mayaki said the image of the country has rebounded tremendously abroad with his several engagements, especially his meeting with Nigerians in France where he talked about his new policies and how everyone stands to benefit with an assurance to exploit Nigeria’s diversity for economic prosperity.

In a statement on Saturday, Mayaki said, “President Bola Tinubu in his three days trip to France, met the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who said it would be a mistake for the Bank not to invest in Nigeria after considering six potential economies for investment.

“The President also met the Chairman of Indorama Polyester Industries, the largest independent polymer producer in the World. The President also got briefings from the President of Africa Export-Import Bank who assured Nigeria of more support now that new policies are in place.

“In addition, the President received briefings from the President of the Africa Development Bank who assured Nigeria of more support, especially with the AfDB President’s vision of setting up a Youth Entrepreneurship Bank in Nigeria that will provide credit, skills and other support for young Nigerians.

“Within the three days of the President’s trip, he received executives of Airbus/ATR, and assured them that the aviation sector would be streamlined for efficiency, especially in the maintenance of aircraft and training. The Senior Vice President of Airbus/ATR, Public Affairs, Laurent Domergue, assured the President that the company was prepared to invest in the aviation sector, particularly in supplying planes to Nigeria.

“The President met with the President of the Swiss Confederation and President of Benin Republic for bilateral and economic discussions – in all of these, a high return on investment is expected and Nigerians would be better for it,” he added.Mayaki said that the president is the chief diplomat of the country and urged Nigerians to be proud that the president was busy throughout the trip marketing the country to attract investors.