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We’re ready to hit ground running-Trade Minister, Uzoka-Anite



Doris Uzoka-Anite

The newly-inaugurated Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Nkiru Uzoka-Anite, has expressed her ministry’sministry’s readiness to hit the ground running by solidifying policies to attract more investment and investors to Nigeria.

Uzoka-Anite stated this while assuming office as the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment in Abuja on Monday.

The new Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment further said It’s time to set Nigeria on the path of greatness through industrialization and investment – Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment;

She said she was consolidating on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mandate to improve the economy by creating more investment and jobs for Nigerians.

She also emphasized the readiness to rebrand Nigeria to the outside world to pull and attract more foreign direct investment and make the country an investment hub for prospective investors, fostering the ease of doing business across the country.

Further in her remarks, she thanked President Tinubu and the Governor of Imo state, Governor Hope Uzodinma, who believed in her capacity and her ability to replicate her magic wand in her private practice as a seasoned banker and finance consultant also as a former Commissioner for Finance and Co-ordinating Economy in Imo state.

“I want to thank the President for believing in me and entrusting me with this huge responsibility. I plan to work with all critical stakeholders to ensure Nigeria attains an enviable height as a destination for investment opportunities.

“The task ahead is quite enormous, and I am aware of it, but I am here to work with everyone and listen. We shall bring more Small Midsize Enterprise SMEs into prominence and develop more businesses to reduce poverty and create employment and more entrepreneurs”.