Nigeria Lacks Macroeconomic Framework To Attract Foreign Direct Investments – U.S
The US Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Wally Adeyemo, disclosed this at a recent forum with business leaders in Lagos State.
According to him, there is no quick and easy solution to the country’s economic challenges. However, he said he is optimistic that the country would attract foreign investments with improved fiscal policies, in addition to recent policies of Tinubu’s administration.
“There is no quick, easy solution to those challenges; I want to be honest. That is what true partners are. Nigeria lacks a macroeconomic framework that will help bring more foreign direct investments, including dollar-based foreign investments.
However, the early steps the government has taken are good regarding what they have done (fiscal policy) and what they are trying to do with unifying the exchange rates.
Also, More needs to be done, and they recognise that. As companies worldwide become more comfortable with their approach, you would expect Nigeria to be a destination for FDI,” he said.
Additionally, Adeyemo came into Nigeria on Sunday as part of the President Joe Biden administration’s commitment to deepening the US – Africa economic and trade relationship.