“Nigeria is ready for business”, CBN governor woos investors

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has urged investors to enter the Nigerian market.

Speaking to money market players at the London Stock Exchange, Mr Emefiele said the nation’s return on investment (ROI) in all sectors are among the best in the world.


  • The governor summed up his message in one key sentence: “Nigeria is ready for business”.
  • He told the story of how Nigeria emerged from what was its worst recession in decades, revealing the ongoing reforms and the huge opportunities available to investors in several sectors.

Present at the occasion were Priti Patel, the British minister for international development; the governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki and, the minister of solid minerals, Kayode Fayemi.

Others are Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange; Patience Oniha, director-general of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO), and Ik Chioke, Group CEO of Afrinvest.

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