Nigeria Government Reacts to Qatari Refusal to Host Tinubu's Investment Visit

Nigeria Government Reacts to Qatari Refusal to Host Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reported a leaked document between Qatar and the country where the Qatari government declared it was unready to host President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria in the country.

A leaked document showed that the Qatari government had informed the Nigerian government of its unreadiness to host President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who had planned to travel to Qatar between March 2 and 3, 2024 with the vision to invite investors into the country.

In the letter, the Qatari government stated it has no watertight investment safety agreement with the Nigerian government yet, and its ministry saddled with the purpose of Tinubu's proposed meeting with the country will be busy attending to another international assignment, this os related to a global economic summit that will be taking place in Qatar during the scheduled time.

However, some Nigerians, mostly members of the opposition parties, have insinuated that the Qatari government had decided to snub the Nigerian government because they had no regard for President Tinubu.

However, responding to the leaked document and subsequent speculations, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said:

"We are aware of leaked diplomatic correspondence between the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Abuja and our Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s state visit to Qatar between 2 and 3 March 2024.

"The leaked diplomatic paper by mischief makers about an investment forum is not in any way a snub on President Tinubu by the Qatari government.

"The Note Verbale is about a private sector-led Business and Investment Forum to be held on the margins of President Bola Tinubu's State Visit.

"The event is being put together by the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Qatar's Chambers of Commerce and Industry where business people from Nigeria will engage their counterparts from Qatar on commercial and investment opportunities available in both countries.

"We note the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries and affirm that the State Visit by President Bola Tinubu to Qatar is on the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, His Highness, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

"The State Visit is particularly aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic cooperation between Nigeria and Qatar.

"NACCIMA and Qatar Chambers of Commerce and Industry are collaborating to take advantage of President Tinubu's visit to Doha to mobilize the business community from our two countries to explore opportunities in key economic sectors such as oil & gas, manufacturing, agro-business, construction, real estate, ICT, Renewable Energy, Solid Minerals and service sector, among others.

"President Tinubu is expected to proceed to Qatar on the State Visit as scheduled and during the visit, the Nigerian leader will engage in high-level bilateral discussions with the Qatari leader on many important matters, covering the full range of diplomatic and economic issues.

"It is not correct for anyone to insinuate that the Qatari authorities have snubbed the Nigerian leader over a business and investment forum which is tangential to the all-important State Visit and which President Tinubu is slated to attend as a guest.

"President Tinubu and His Highness Al-Thani are both committed to maintaining and building on the existing cordial and special relationship between Nigeria and the State of Qatar.

See the leaked document in the attachment below:

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