The Consul-General of Switzerland in Lagos, Mr Yves Nicolet, on Thursday announced the readiness of more Swiss companies to increase their investments across the six-geo political zones of Nigeria.

According to Nicolet, 90 per cent of about 45 Swiss companies currently registered in Nigeria had their head offices in Lagos.

“Let me say that more Swiss companies and investors are ready to increase their investments and businesses across every part of Nigeria.

“We know that Lagos is the economic capital of Nigeria, and the most populated city in Africa. We currently have about 90 per cent of the major presence of  Swiss companies in Nigeria in Lagos.

“Many new Swiss companies and investors are currently planning to come and take advantage of Nigeria’s investment environment and large population.

“But, we are looking at the possibilities of creating the right investment climate for these Swiss companies, not just in Lagos, but across all parts of Nigeria,’’ he said.

Nicolet said that Swiss companies were conscious of the huge business opportunities that abound across the six-geo political zones, and would continue spread their investments across the zones.

The consul-general said that it was the objective of his Consulate to continue to increase bilateral relations between Switzerland and Nigeria, this year and beyond.

“We see huge investment opportunities, a large market, great potential and large populations everywhere in Nigeria.

“We are, therefore, going to be increasing our companies’ presence in different parts of Nigeria, as well as increase our economic cooperation with Nigeria,’’ he added.

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