Mr Ahmad Rabiu, the National Vice-President of NACCIMA, on Thursday said that the association was willing to partner the Federal Government to attract foreign investors to Nigeria.
Rabiu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that the association accepted the Federal Government`s plan to work with the private sector to implement the 2016 budget.
He commended the government for making the development of infrastructure, facilitation of direct investment and collaboration with the private sector priority areas of the budget.
“We are ready to educate our members to key into the government’s direction and we will help the government to actualise these objectives by collaborating to attract foreign investors.
“We appreciate that when the environment is made better, it is our members that will benefit more, “ he said.
The official said that the association would continue to hold public-private sector dialogues to advise government on likely reforms on trade and investment.
He expressed optimism that the economic team put in place by the current administration would ensure the effective implementation of the budget.
“The Strategic Implementation Plan for the budget as presented and approved by the National Executive Council which outlined priority areas in implementing the budget also gives us hope.
“We are very confident with the kind of people we have and that the budget will be implemented effectively.
“We look forward to be engaged on other issues in the implementation plan, “ Rabiu said. (NAN