President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu departed Nigeria for Europe on a working tour on Wednesday afternoon.
It was gathered that he will utilise the trip to fine-tune the transition plans and programmes, as well as his policy options, with some of his top advisers without undue pressures and distractions.
During his visit, the President-elect will meet with investors and other key allies to promote investment prospects in the country as well as his administration’s willingness to create a business-friendly environment through policies and regulations.
Meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s corporate community, including industry, agriculture, technology, and energy, have already been scheduled.
Asíwájú Tinubu hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on jobs creation and skills acquisition.
Reviving the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population.
The President-elect has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.
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Before he left the country, Asíwájú Tinubu met with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who were presented to him by Joint Task Team of the House.
He is scheduled to return shortly for preparations towards his official swearing in as the 16th President of the country on May 29, 2023.