Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National planning, says the Buhari-led administration is working hard to ensure that the economy grows as fast as that of China and that of other world powers.
Ahmed made this known on Monday September 16th at a news conference on the forthcoming 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja. According to the Minister, the Federal government is working hard to move the country to the top 100 on the ease of doing business ranking as steps have been taken towards making the country investment-friendly and competitive.
Disclosing efforts taken so far to move the economy forward, the Minister said
“We have established a competitiveness advisory council and special economic zones (SEZs) in the six geo-political zones, as a vehicle for partnering with the private sector. The initiative is in line with the modern trend of providing infrastructure to business clusters to improve and boost economic activities in such zones as found in China and other fast-growing economies. We believe that these initiatives will improve trade balances, investment and create jobs.” she said