A former first lady of Kogi state who is also the Special Adviser to the state government on International Relations and Investment, Ambassador Aisha Audu-Emeje, has described infrastructure as the main key to economic and global development.
Speaking yesterday at the ongoing Africa-US Trade Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, the Kogi state official also made it known that doing businesses in Nigeria and the entire Africa was very important as the continent has an abundant natural resources and agricultural products that requires manufacturing industries and high-tech sectors.
She pressed further that the African continent is taking a leading role in the efforts to address tactical issued that should be addressed for the world to enjoy a drastic economic development.
Saying that infrastructure is the key and backbone for countries to grow and sustain economic prosperity, the former Kogi state first lady said that the government in her state has been working closely with foreign investors to engage the state, Nigeria and Africa as a whole in investments that have to do with infrastructure.
Aisha Audu-Emeje who is also a member of the Governing Board of the Federal Polytechnis, Nasarawa state, further told foreign investors at the event that the government and people of Nigeria and the entire Africa were very serious and making frantic efforts to make the continent a member of the largest world economy before or by the year 2020.
On security, she said that the government of Nigeria was working to make the country a secured place for foreign investors who may want to do their businesses.
The founder of the A3 Foundation which had helped the world in the area of giving succours to flooding victims, however, lauded the organizer of the Trade Exhibition, Mr. Ayotunde Adebayo, President and CEO of Navi Group, for his uncommon initiatives to bring both Nigerian and foreign official s together to be able to discuss how to take businesses down to the African continent.