A new Nigerian government increases opportunities for the private sector

Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari

The swearing in of Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari last week has led to renewed optimism regarding economic progress in the country and new opportunities for the private sector, particularly in infrastructure development, consumer and financial services sectors.

Four prominent businessmen, visiting Cape Town for the World Economic Forum 2015, discussed the economic outlook for Nigeria under its new government at a breakfast hosted by RMB Nigeria.

Christian Wessels, deputy group managing director of TGI Group, a leading Nigerian conglomerate, is confident that a more entrenched democracy has been established in Nigeria and sees the greatest opportunities in providing appropriate goods and services to a population of 175 million people.

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