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US keen to invest in Nigeria, says envoy

18 July 2014, 18:18

Lagos - The United States Consul General to Nigeria, Jeffrey Hawkins, said his country was keen to increase investments to Nigeria.

Hawkins stated this while visiting Procter & Gamble (P&G)'s new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of the company in Agbara Industrial Estate in Ado-Odo, Ota, Ogun State.

P&G is the leading American consumer goods company.

Hawkins expressed satisfaction with the quality and standards of the manufacturing facility disclosed that the United States of America was impressed with Nigeria's newly-found status as the continent's biggest economy.

"It is very clear that the United States is very much interested in Nigeria and the Nigerian market and economy as an investment destination. That's why our government has been actively involved in driving more American investment in Nigeria. We continue to encourage American companies to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria and motivate existing American companies to increase their investments in the country," he said.

"Procter & Gamble Nigeria Limited is one American company that has consistently displayed confidence in the Nigerian economy and investment climate and has been at the forefront of increased American investments in Nigeria. It is also quite clear that American businesses, particularly Procter & Gamble in this case, is quite interested in the Nigerian market.

As you can see, with this plant, Procter & Gamble has made Nigeria the hub of its business in this region," he said.

The US envoy also hinted that his visit was in furtherance of the objectives of the recent visit to Nigeria by Secretary of Commerce of
United States, Penny Pritzker.

Senior P&G officials received Hawkins.

- CAJ News


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