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The Minister for Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, on Monday, said some Indian businessmen have shown Interest to invest $4 billion into Nigeria’s manufacturing sector.

Mr. Shittu disclosed this in Abuja while briefing newsmen during a press conference to announce the 4th Indo-Africa Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Expo 2018 scheduled to hold this month in Lagos.

The Minister said the Indian investors made the promise last year when he met with them at an investment forum in Switzerland.

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According to him, “When I went to Switzerland last year, I met with some Indian investors who promised to invest at least $4 billion on manufacturing industries in Nigeria.”

He added that other foreign investors had also indicated interest in investing in Nigeria as the country’s large population size is a great opportunity for them.

Shittu assured Indian investors of abundance of resources which are yet untapped and the huge potential market in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Shri Reddy said the event was expected to bring together over 300 companies/delegates from India and Africa and also attract over 3000 visitors for the exhibition.

The envoy added that the expo will serve as a platform to bring together thought leaders across the entire ICT value chain to discuss solutions to regulatory issues and businesses.

 

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