Barely 19 days to his swearing-in, Nigeria President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, May 10 departed the country for Europe on a working visit.
Tinubu, according to a press statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, “will use the opportunity of the trip to finetune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions.”
The President-elect will also leverage the opportunity to attract international investment opportunities into the country.
During the visit, the former governor of Lagos State will also expressed his administration’s readiness to create an enabling environment for businesses through policies and regulations.
The statement added that the president-elect has already planned to meet with different business conglomerate in Europe.
“Asiwaju Tinubu hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on jobs creation and skills acquisition.”
It furthered the revival of the country’s economic system is of the major priorities of the incoming administration and that is why it “forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda”, noting that engaging international business community is a vital step in re-establishing “Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain”
Meanwhile, Tinubu has had a fruitful engagement with the House of Representatives candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker endorsed by his party, the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who were presented to him by Joint Task Team of the House.
The statement read that the president-elect will only spend a few days abroad before returning to Nigeria in preparation for his inauguration on May 29.
Though, since the announcement of the president-elect’s travel to Europe, series of mixed reactions have surfacing among social media users.
Some criticised Tinubu for visiting Europe too often in recent times, cautioning him not to follow in the footsteps of president Muhammadu Buhari who has reportedly made traveling his “hubby”.