Story by Louis Osagu:
On Friday August 30th 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari held investment talks with the top officials of the Japan Bank for international cooperation and Toyota Group at the margins of the Seventh Tokyo international conference on African Development (TICAD7).
led by the Deputy Governor Japan Bank for international cooperation, Mr Nobumitsu Hayashi indicate it’s interest in supporting projects in which Japanese companies are involved in Nigeria.
The Bank also indicate it’s interest on oil & gas alongside investment in infrastructure.
At the meeting with Toyota Tsusho, a part of the Toyota conglomerate, President/CEO of the group Ichiro Kashitani also indicated his interest in sectors like energy, health care and automobiles saying ‘ Toyota would be delighted to have it’s presence all over Nigeria.
Kashitani said Toyota Tsusho wishes to build an advance medical diagnostic center in which would foreclose the need for Nigerians travelling abroad for medicine diagnosis.
President Buhari also urged the group to also consider setting up a car assembly plant in Nigeria. Noting that the economy had the capacity to asborb the investment for positive returns.
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