Donald Trump, who will be fully inaugurated as the 45th US President in the coming days is reportedly billed to attend an investment roadshow for Nigeria’s oil and gas sector that’s scheduled to hold in the US.
In a news report by, The Sun, Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, was credited with this disclosure.
The minister was said to have explained that the roadshow is being organised as part of efforts to attract investment to Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.
Kachikwu while unveiling his goals and those of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources for 2017 in Abuja, said:
“We are going to be seeking to attract investments and complete all the MoUs we have in China and India. We are looking to do a roadshow to the UK, we are looking to do a roadshow to the US with President Donald Trump coming in.’’
The petroleum minister said Nigeria would exploit the relationship built by President Muhammadu Buhari in taking a roadshow to the UK and US. while also assuring the nation of the federal government’s readiness to ensure the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and allocate oil blocks in 2017.
“We are going to accelerate Federal Government’s revenues, look into areas where we could have made more money, so as to support the 2017 budget financing.” Kachikwu said.