Nigeria has become investors’ destination – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says with the right policies of government and favourable economy indices, Nigeria has become an investors’ destination.

The minister said this in Abuja on Thursday when he received a delegation of prospective Chinese investors in TV production and animation films.

The delegation was led by Chen Huanan, the Director of Culture and Tradition in the Ministry of Culture, Peoples Republic of China.

Mr. Mohammed said with the right policies put in place by government on Ease of Doing Business and favourable business environment, Nigeria, no doubt was an investors’ haven.

According to him, with a population of almost 200 million, 60 per cent of which are under the age of 17, there is enormous opportunity available for the animation industry.

“We want to assure you that you have come to the right country because not only do we have the population, we have the educated class, the skill and millions of young people who are enthusiastic to embrace the programme.

“We have one of the most resourceful and young population in the world and they are enthusiastic to embrace the technology and turn it into something you may not recognise.

“The business environment is one of the best you can get, you will get the support of the government and you can be sure of return on your investment.

“If you come to partner with Nigeria, in few months you will be pleasantly surprised of the kind of progress you will make,’’ he said.

The minister noted that animation film was presently the fastest growing genre in the film industry and unknown to many people, it is most rudimentary form took root from Nigeria several decades back.

“We have in Nigeria abundant talents both in terms of people and contents.

“What we need is a meaningful partnership between your country and Nigeria to develop our animation technology and culture to a level that will be another vehicle through which we can promote our diverse culture,’’ he said.

The minister, however, stressed that the partnership must be to encourage young and talented Nigerians to embrace animation films while expected productions should reflect culture of the people.

“The contents of any expected production, for it to be meaningful to us and the younger one must be rooted in the diverse culture and history of our people.

“We have the content, the story, what we need is the technology. We want to partner with you in a way that will encourage very young and talented artists,’’ he said.

Earlier, Mr. Huanan said that Nigeria and China had built a strong relation in cultural exchange among other areas.

He said his team comprised of leading Chinese investors who were ready to promote and invest in the animation industry in Nigeria.

(NAN)


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  • Investors are welcome anytime… keep on the good job HMIC.

    • front man

      Yes ooo

      • M

        Your idiotic comments only show you for what you are, a bot. Even the Facebook bot do a better job of acting like a human being. Stop parroting the same thing over and over. He is not going to pay you more!

    • dele20

      Yes ooo, Nigeria is really getting there

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    God is with u…HMIC…

  • woman leader1

    Well done sir, the hope of the masses..

    • dele20

      Sure, HMIC is the voice of the masses

      • woman leader1

        Certainly

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o, he is the friend of the masses

  • progressive

    Kudos to HMIC Nigeria is becoming a place were investors want to invest their money and this will also improve our economy as well

    • dele20

      Exactly

  • progressive

    Since whend Lai Mohammed became the minister of information and culture alot has change in the ministriesame, even president buhari give him kudos for the good job he is doing.

    • Frank Bassey

      Is this Arabic or Incantation?

      • front man

        Both just make sure you understand

        • Frank Bassey

          But it sounds meaningless. What is there to understand?

    • front man

      Honestly he has done well in that aspect

      • dele20

        No lie about that, HMIC is always working great

        • Olatubosun

          Lai Mohamed is confirmed

    • Olatubosun

      Correct

  • Frank Bassey

    It’s a LIE. Insecurity caused by Fulani Herdsmen is on the prowl. How many investments are going on in the Middle-Belt?

    • dele20

      What lies? Better tell us that you are an enemy of progress to this great nation.

      • Frank Bassey

        How will it be a lie, when you wake up and go to bed with your family, your body soul and spirit intact. When you enjoy your cozy accommodation while many others now live in IDPs, can’t go to their farms, have not hope for tomorrow. “Friend of Progress”.

      • Olatubosun

        He is an enemy of progress

    • Olatubosun

      What are you saying……

      I pity you, enemy of progress

  • front man

    Wow kudos to this, Alh Lai muhammed has done well in his ministry

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o

  • dele20

    This is great and kudos to Alhaji Lai Mohammed

    • Olatubosun

      We give kudos to this administration and Alhaji Lai Mohamed

  • M

    Mein Gott! The vultures have come out. Still licking Lai Mohammed’s ass I see.

  • Olatubosun

    This administration is working hard to uplift this country of ours

  • Olatubosun

    Good to here this

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria

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