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President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to implement policies that attract investment and spark competition in critical sectors of the economy for employment creation and economic growth.

The president gave the assurance when he received the chairman and management of the LADOL Integrated Logistics Enterprise, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Thursday.

Mr Buhari commended the company for taking full advantage of the pro-business policies put in place by his administration and aimed at bringing domestic and direct foreign investment, which were yielding prosperity to the people of the country.

He said: “Your competitive and aggressive activity has brought you success. I am pleased that you are investing in a critical area, the oil industry, in which I have developed interest.

“I am happy you are training Nigerians and giving them respectful jobs.  What you are doing shows that whoever tries will succeed.”

The chairman and chief executive of the company, Oladipo Jadesimi, said they had come to thank President Buhari for creating an enabling environment and anti-corruption regime that had enabled their business to create a 10 billion dollars investment and 50,000 new jobs.

On her part, the managing director, Amy Jadesimi, informed the president that their investment had a mission to attract local and international companies that would help reduce the cost of off-shore support services.

According to her, the policies initiated by the Federal Government by abrogating monopoly, thereby allowing IOCs (International Oil Companies) to use any facility in Nigeria, yielded immediate positive result for the Nigerian economy by reducing costs by 50 per cent.

She said that in the near future, seven more FPSO (floating production storage off-loading) units would be built in Nigeria, bringing 100 billion dollars investment, thousands of jobs and a diversification of the economy due to 70 per cent local content.

The managing director expressed the determination of LADOL to turn Nigeria into a hub for logistics and heavy lifting in the sub-region by providing non-stop, 24 hours, seven days a week support services in the Lagos area.

NAN

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