Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Courts Nigerian Investors, Hails Air Peace’s London Flights

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From left: Maria Browne, wife of the Antiguan Prime Minister; Alice Onyema, Vice Chairman, Air Peace; Dr Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace; Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Davin Joseph; Dr Ebuka Okafor, Chairman, Vixa Pharmaceuticals Ltd; and Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda at a recently held Business Forum in Lagos to discuss investment opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Alfonso Browne actively courted Nigerian investors during a high-profile Business Forum/Dinner in Lagos, held at the Delborough Hotel on May 3, 2024.

In his impassioned address, Prime Minister Browne highlighted the abundant business prospects awaiting investors in Antigua and Barbuda. He emphasized the country’s secure and incentivized business environment, urging Nigerian entrepreneurs to seize the opportunity. Browne particularly highlighted the Investor Immigration Programme, designed to grant citizenship to foreign investors.

Browne highlighted energy, education, pharmaceuticals, banking, real estate, tourism, fintech, agriculture, manufacturing, and blockchain as ripe investment sectors. He underscored Antigua and Barbuda’s impressive development indices, boasting a low inflation rate—a compelling case for potential Nigerian investors.

Browne’s vision extends beyond bilateral relations; he aspires for Nigeria to become a developed nation within a decade.”The Caribbean and Africa must unite,” he declared, emphasizing shared prosperity through strengthened trade and investment.

Acknowledging Air Peace’s contributions, Browne commended Dr. Allen Onyema, Air Peace’s Chairman, for pioneering initiatives like the recent London service. Browne eagerly anticipated Air Peace’s direct flights to Antigua and Barbuda, anticipating substantial socio-economic benefits.

Dr. Allen Onyema reciprocated the Prime Minister’s enthusiasm, advocating for collaborative development initiatives between Nigeria and Antigua and Barbuda. He urged investors to explore Antigua and Barbuda, citing his successful investment in LIAT 2020 Airline.

Prime Minister Browne’s call signals a pivot towards partnerships between Nigeria and Antigua and Barbuda. With Air Peace’s ambitious ventures as a backdrop, the prospects for enhanced trade and investment between these nations appear promising.

The event drew a distinguished audience, including industry leaders, Air Peace management, former NFF President Amaju Pinnick, ex-Nigerian footballer Segun Odegbami, aviators, and representatives from the Lagos State Government.

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