Investors in Nigeria reportedly enjoy an impressive 30% return on their investments, according to Stella Okotete, the Executive Director of Business Development at the Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). This revelation came during a courtesy visit by the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Alfredo Miranda, who led a delegation to discuss potential partnerships with the Nigerian bank.
Okotete emphasized the untapped potential for collaboration between Nigeria and Mexico, aiming to enhance access to Nigerian goods in the Mexican market. The NEXIM boss sees this collaboration as a means to boost foreign exchange earnings, attract investment opportunities, and foster prosperity for citizens of both nations.
Highlighting the advantages of investing in Nigeria, Okotete stated, “We are talking about, in some cases, 30%, between seven to 30%; you won’t get it anywhere but in Nigeria. So, in terms of return on investments, this is the best place you can invest.”
The executive director also showcased Nigerian-made export goods financed by the bank and discussed other investment opportunities available in Nigeria. She particularly noted Nigeria’s untapped potential in the mining sector, suggesting that Mexico, with its prowess in mining, could explore partnerships to develop this sector for export.
The Mexican Ambassador, Alfredo Miranda, acknowledged the potential for increased economic and bilateral cooperation between Mexico and Nigeria. With Mexico being a $1.4 trillion economy, Miranda emphasized the benefits Nigerian businesses and exporters could gain from such collaborations.
Miranda highlighted the need to identify business opportunities in both countries, leveraging trade policies to enhance trade, attract investments, and secure financing for mutual development. The visit by the Mexican delegation marks a significant step towards fostering strong ties and exploring mutually beneficial investment opportunities between the two nations.
As Nigeria positions itself as an attractive investment destination with a reported 30% return on investment, will potential collaborations with countries like Mexico open new avenues for economic growth and development?