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FG assures multinationals of conducive business environment

The federal government has renewed commitment to creating a conducive business environment that will enable multinational companies  expand their investments in the country.

With a conducive environment guaranteed, multinationals, government says, will be able to contribute their quota to the nation’s economic growth and development.

 Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun, gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja when he received a  delegation from Microsoft Nigeria, led by the Country Manager Nigeria, Olatomiwa Williams in his office.

A statement issued on the visit by Director of information in the ministry, Mohammed Manga said Edun welcomed Microsoft’s commitment to Nigeria and emphasized the administration’s understanding of the strategic importance of sector leaders like Microsoft.

The meeting, he said, marks a significant step forward in fostering a collaborative relationship between the federal government and multinational technology companies, driving economic development and innovation in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, Microsoft Country Manager for Nigeria,  Olatomiwa Williams, stated that the team was on the visit to address recent media reports and explore potential areas of collaboration between the federal government and the technology giant.

 The Managing Director reassured the Minister that Microsoft remains committed to its operations in Nigeria, contrary to recent speculation.

He expressed the company’s desire to partner with the government in areas of mutual interest, including cyber security and youth upskilling.

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