Firm, Lagos government mull partnership on investment drive

An international Public Relations firm, Bruit Costaud, and the Lagos state government are considering a partnership to facilitate investment in the exploration and commercialization of offshore gas reserves in the state.

This was made known when the Managing Partner, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is also the former Minister of Information and Culture, paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Lagos recently.

Mohammed, while congratulating Sanwo-Olu on his infrastructural strides, noted that Lagos is the commercial capital and top destination for investors in Nigeria and hence must be greatly utilised.

“Energy is key to the growth and development of any state and nation by extension. At Bruit Costaud, we possess the expertise experience network, and track record in-house and are interested in collaborating with the State Government to facilitate investment in the exploration and commercialization of the massive deep offshore gas reserves in abundance in Lagos offshore.

“It will be a great honor and privilege for us at Bruit Costaud to work with Lagos State to deliver on its promise and vision of becoming Africa’s Model Mega City and Global, Economic, and Financial Hub that is Safe, Secure, Functional, and Productive”,  Mohammed said.

He also disclosed that part of the reasons for the visitation was to acquaint the Lagos government with their expertise in providing tailored solutions to navigate complex policy landscapes and regulatory challenges.

Identifying some of its services, Mohammed said strategic communications and media amplifications are part of its expertise to shape positive perceptions through effective communication strategies across print, online, and digital media.

Among other things, he noted that the firm is committed to driving commercial diplomacy, dispute resolution, geopolitical intelligence and policy monitoring, stakeholder mapping, and government engagements.

Responding, Sanwo-Olu commended BC’s Managing Partner, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for not going into early retirement after service as minister.

The governor hailed the BC team as one made up of people with credible achievements and reflective of different age brackets to avoid experience gaps.

He assured that out of the many areas of service listed by BC, there could be some in which the Lagos State government could partner with BC after consideration.

Other Senior Advisers of Bruit Costaud, who accompanied Alhaji Lai Mohammed on the visit are Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Former Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar; Ambassador Tunji Ajisemo and Energy Expert, Mr. Abdur Rasheed Omidiya.