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President Tinubu signs seven bilateral agreements with Qatar across multiple sectors  




President Bola Tinubu on Sunday signed seven bilateral, multi-sectoral agreements with the government of Qatar, aimed to boost investment opportunities between the two countries.  

This was disclosed in a statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.  

Ngelale noted that the seven agreements signed are: cooperation agreement in the field of education; regulation of employment of workers with the Government of Qatar; establishment of a joint business council (JBC) between the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA); in addition to a cooperation agreement in the field of youths and sports. 

The spokesperson also noted that historic agreements between both nations will open a gateway for leveraging the potential of mutual cooperation in pivotal sectors of education, enterprise development, investment promotion, youth empowerment, mining, tourism, and sports. 

During the signing ceremony at the Qatar Presidential Palace, President Tinubu communicated to his host Nigeria’s readiness to attract investors, highlighting the current reforms that support innovation, investment returns, and multiculturalism. 

On his part, the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, emphasized that Qatar is open to President Tinubu’s investment push, recalling that he traveled to Nigeria in 2019 owing to his belief that Nigeria is an important and strategic ally on its own and within the context of its role in regional affairs.