President-elect Bola Tinubu on Wednesday departed Nigeria for Europe, in what has been described as a “working visit”, and part of final preparations for his assumption of office on May 29
Tinubu’s trip to Europe is the second since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner in the hotly contested February 25, 2023 presidential election
It is also coming against the backdrop of the myriad of challenges, including the ongoing battles at the presidential election petition tribunal, sitting in Abuja, as well as, agitations in the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) over zoning of offices, in the next government.
Tunde Rahman, head of Tinubu’s Media, Office of the President-elect, in a statement on Wednesday, said the president -elect “will use the opportunity of the trip to finetune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions”
During the visit, the president-elect will engage with investors and other key allies with the goal of marketing investment opportunities in the country and his administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations.
Tunde Rahman disclosed that meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech and energy have been lined up, ahead of the visit.