The Federal Government has assured United Kingdom (UK) companies operating in Nigeria of its support in ensuring that they thrive even in the face of dwindling foreign exchange earnings.
Speaking at an interactive session with UK Business Team,in Abuja, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adebayo, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, said that the government was doing everything to ensure that investors in the country get the necessary support to grow their companies.
Adebayo who facilitated the meeting had posited that the growth of these companies would mean more money for the government to build more infrastructures and also create jobs for the teeming Nigerian youths.
In a statement,the representatives of the companies lauded the CBN for funding local companies and the various reforms put in place to assist in keeping them in business.
They, however, solicited more forex for them to continue in business, saying they needed foreign exchange to pay their lenders and maintain their machines