Former minister of information and culture Mr Tony Momoh has insisted that Nigeria is still a safe destination for investment.
He stated this in Abuja yesterday during the annual master lecture series organised by the National Institute For Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) with the theme, ‘Safe Destination: A Panacea For Foreign Direct Investment’.
Momoh noted that God blessed Nigeria with natural resources for both local and foreign investment adding that the country barely experienced natural disasters compared to other countries.
Momoh, who is also a renowned journalist and politician, hinted that Nigeria’s six ecological zones in the tropics are utilised all over the world.
He pointed out that Nigeria can boast of a suitable temperature for nurturing the best horses in the world, adding that the American Uncle Ben’s rice originated from Niger Delta.
“There is hardly any mineral resources on earth that is not in Nigeria since the country is populated by the largest population of black people on earth and that is a blessing from God,” he said.
Momoh maintained that Nigeria is blessed with many talented people in the areas of drama and music, stating that major comedies and comedians in Nigeria are famous across the world.
He noted that as a former minister of information and culture, he pleaded with radio stations to play Nigerian music instead of focusing on foreign music, adding that the country has one of the most vibrant young people on earth.
While disclosing that the future of Nigerian youths is bright, he disclosed that the country is a spiritual magnet for investment.