By Dan Atori
A multinational Company has disclosed that it will partner with the Niger state government and empower 3,000 youths and women even as it has expended over thirty million US dollars ($30million) in Nigeria.
Speaking on Saturday at the Mega Business Summit at the Vagosh event centre, Minna, the General Managing Director, Longrich International, Africa, Alex Jia said the company is set to invest over One hundred million US dollars ($100million) in Nigeria and other African countries to boost the continent’s economy within the next three years.
According to him “we know many Nigerians love Longrich products and the company is very popular in Africa and Nigeria in particular. We are ready to bring in all the technology to support and boost the Nigerian market.
“We will empower over 3,000 youths and women in Niger state. In the next three years, we are going to invest $100 million to cover to the whole of Africa. We have already invested $30millon in Nigeria with the construction of Africa’s Research and Development Institute in Lagos.
Speaking also, one of the leading Star Directors in Africa, Udeme Etibensi assured that, the Company will raise and empower entrepreneurs in Niger state that will become independent.
She added that “despite the recession experienced, the country’s population and the proactive measures taken by the government, things have normalized for better business flow. We are ready to support Niger state by empowering youths and women.”
In his remarks, the Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed that arrangements have been put in place to donate hectares of land to the company as part of effort to boost investment in the state.
The Governor who was represented by the executive Secretary, Niger state One Stop Investment Centre, Hamza Bello assured that, the state will partner with the company to empower women and youths.
He said “for Longrich to bring its Research and Development Institute to Nigeria shows that they are a viable company and we are ready to give them lands to build a warehouse where products can be supplied to the north central region of the country.
“We also appreciate Longrich international for choosing Niger state to have its North central warehouse which will create employment for our youths and women.”
He further stated that, one of the policies of his government is to attract foreign direct investment to strengthen investments. “The youth and women empowerment is a welcome development”, he added.
Highlight of the event saw lucky winners smiled home with various items including, plasma TV, refrigerator, generator set, mobile phones, other products and cash vouchers worth N2million.