The Federal government on Monday promised to lift people above the poverty line also to expand small and middle enterprises and industries to grow better.
Minister of Industry Trade and Investment Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite on Monday made this known shortly after being sworn in by President Bola Tinubu.While promising to attract more investments into the country, the minister assured of her determination to promote a business-friendly environment for indigenous businesses to grow.
According to her, our work here is to ensure that we create more jobs, more employment, lift people above the poverty line and ensure that small and middle enterprises and industries that are already existing expand and grow better.
Our job is to attract investments. There is so much opportunity. One of them I have already witnessed here is human resources.
“If we only just harnessed our human resource potential Nigeria will be great even without our mineral resource.
“Even without our non-mineral resources only our human capital alone is enough to take us where we want to.
“Now combine that with the new potential we have with mineral and non-mineral deposits.
“I think it is just for us to open the doors and say investors please come what do you want, we are here to facilitate that,’’ she said.
The minister said that projecting Nigeria’s image positively was crucial in attracting investors and ensuring that businesses thrive in the country.