The Bank of Industry on Tuesday said it would provide adequate funding support for Nigerians in the Diaspora who were willing to return to the country to support the industrialisation effort of the Federal Government.
The Acting Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Waheed Olagunju, stated this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the bank and the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora.
The BoI boss described the pact as a game changer in the country’s quest to get the buy-in of Diaspora Nigerians in the economic transformation plan of the government.
He said the agreement would enable the bank to provide a structured platform to support Nigerians abroad with viable ventures in health, agriculture and other sectors of the economy.
This, he added, would enable the country to reduce the level of medical tourism, boost economic activities and reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa commended the bank for the support and said that the agreement was another innovative way of supporting Nigerian entrepreneurs.
“We have a lot of returnees who have some special skills and with this type of agreement, we can help them to do things in Nigeria. We look forward to this as it will impact on Nigerians in the Diaspora,” she added.
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