Thursday, 7 October 2010

Nigeria and Elections

Last week I was in Nigeria for our yearly Nigerian Investment Forum, the event was a great success bringing investors from across the commonwealth to meet project holders in Nigeria. For the first time the event also included a business awards gala dinner to celebrate excellence in Nigeria’s private sector, the awards were hosted at State House.

While we were in Nigeria, HE Goodluck Jonathon announced his intention to run in next years presidential election. He has promised electoral reform to ensure a free and fair vote. The Nigerian Business community along with the county’s citizens all want to see elections that will allow the country move forward with its development goals. Any uncertainty over issues of governance can have a direct and measurable effect on a country’s ability to attract foreign investment, so I add my urging that the county comes together at this election and delivers a result that the rest of the world can respect.

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