The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has asked companies and the government of Switzerland to explore the investment opportunities in the state.
He noted that his campaign was focused on ensuring that the private sector remained a major driver of economic development.
Sanwo-Olu spoke during a visit to the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr George Steiner, in his office in Abuja, a statement said on Wednesday.
“Our campaign is hinged on a comprehensive development agenda, which we tagged, ‘THEME: Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and environment, Education and technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy and Entertainment and Tourism.’
“The role of private sector investments is critical to our agenda. We welcome more investments from Swiss companies and I can assure that they will have a worthy partner in the government and the people of Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu said in the statement.
The ambassador, who commended and promised to support the programmes of Sanwo-Olu if elected governor, said Lagos State had a huge market size which provided an attraction for foreign investments.
“Lagos is a natural point of attraction for investment because of market size. If you win your election, we will partner you to improve quality of lives in Lagos with increased investments from Swiss companies. Our country and Nigeria enjoy very good bilateral relationship.
“With Lagos as the commercial centre of Nigeria, we will strengthen that relationship. I have listened to you on your THEME priority programmes and I believe if well implemented, it will bring greater good to Lagos.” he said.