Buhari pledges to secure Spanish companies doing business in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari assured Spanish companies doing business in Nigeria of a safe and secure environment.

In a meeting with executives from GB Foods, which grows tomatoes in Kebbi state and employs around 5,000 people, the president said safety and ease of doing business was one of the cardinal objectives of his administration.

He also ensured the protection of local farmers against smuggling and dumping of foreign products.

GB Foods Chairman Artur Carulla said he has invested over $250 billion in the countries of Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana and Senegal, promising to double their investment in Nigeria.

He said that in the next 2 years, his company will supply 30% of the country’s tomato needs.

In another meeting with Naturgy, one of Spain’s leading gas companies, the chairman said he was delighted that the company had established a stable partnership with Nigeria in the oil and gas industry.

The company’s managing director, Francisco Reynes, said he was one of the biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas from Nigeria.

He said his company is keen to expand its gas relationship with Nigeria, citing his 178 years of experience in the sector.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino