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‘It Is Not My Money, Money We Invest Belongs To Future Generations Of Qatar’ – Emir of Qatar Replies Tinubu

The Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has replied president Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s investment request to Qatar.

The Emir’s reply came after president Tinubu signed historic agreement with Qatar, requesting investment in education, enterprise development, youth empowerment, sports and mining.

On Sunday, President Bola Tinubu alongside the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, witnessed the signing of agreements between the nations in Doha.

The Nigeria investment request needed potential of mutual cooperation in those five sectors mentioned above.

But the Emir said everywhere in the world, Nigerians are known for their brilliance and hard work.

Nevertheless, “We only need to ensure that this is happening inside of Nigeria rather than outside,” he said.

Thani, explained that they took their time and study opportunities before they invest the common wealth of their people.

Thus, the investments they have made around the world have been very fruitful.

Certainly, “It is not my money. The money we invest belongs to the future generations of Qatar,” Thani said.

He expressed confident in the capacity of the Nigerians but saying they only need to ensure that this is happening inside of Nigeria rather than outside.

“I have no doubt about the great capacity of the Nigerian people,” he said.

Moreover, he recalled that he traveled to Nigeria in 2019 owing to his belief.

He said he believes Nigeria is an important and strategic ally on its own and within the context of its role in regional affairs.

Special Adviser to Tinubu on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, shared this on the X handle of the Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Dada Olusegun, on Sunday.

The Nation Nigeria quoted Ngelale, that “the signing of historic agreements between both nations, opening a gateway for leveraging the potential of mutual cooperation in pivotal sectors.”

It said before the signing ceremony at the Qatar Presidential Palace, President Tinubu assured his host of Nigeria’s preparedness to welcome investors into the country.

The reports in part stated: “The ongoing reforms will favour innovation, return on investments, and multiculturalism.

“Our greatest strength is our people. Our strength lies in the capacity of Nigerian youths.”

“They have energy, talent, and self-belief. They are quality partners for Qatari industry and proactively seeking to add value wherever they are.

Nevertheless, a few cannot give a bad name to the many.

Also, there are many Nigerian youths ready to be unleashed for the mutual benefit of both nations.”

He continued, “We have seen clearly the rapid pace and thorough quality of Qatar’s development process.

Hence, “for people not to be moved by what you have accomplished is impossible.”

Moreover, “the leadership in the country has proven its mettle, and we are here to gain deeper insight, concerning investment request.

“There is nowhere in the world where you will find return on investment at the level of what you will see in Nigeria.”

For example, Nigeria has a massive market of over 200 million skilled Nigerians, always industrious and ready to work.

He acknowledged the hardship facing Nigerians describing it as short-term turbulence.

“We face some short-term turbulence at the moment, but we have a government today that reflects the dynamism and talent of the Nigerian people,” he added.

Tinubu said they are implementing the right solutions adding that the team works collaboratively with each other and their partners.

The President concluded that Nigeria is ready for serious business.



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