Nigerians in diaspora to FG: Tackle power, insecurity for business to thrive 

A Nigerian based in the United States of America, Wale Soniregun, has urged the federal government to create an enabling environment for business to thrive, saying that more Nigerians abroad are willing to invest in the country when the conditions are right.

Soniregun stated this at the official opening of Heritage Events Center in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, weekend.

He added that the country must tackle the twin challenges of insecurity and electricity, which according to him has scared foreign investors from the country.

“When then President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the United States, he encouraged some of us who has one business or the other abroad to return home and contribute to the socio economic development of the country.

“However, there was a caveat. The challenges were enormous. So there is this fear in establishing business in Nigeria, who is going to run it?

“That was also the time that businesses are moving out of Nigeria to Ghana because of power. The bureaucracy is not friendly to establish but they keep insisting.

“It is necessary for government to create an enabling environment for business owners, and entreprenuers, as they cannot employ everyone. Individual contribution is also needed to bridge the unemployment gaps.

“We are here today and it is a thing of joy knowing that this little contribution can keep food on the table for some people,” he said.