Japan To Invest in Nigeria’s Music Industry, Health, Other Sectors

Isaac Aregbesola

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Abuja –  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Japan will invest in Nigeria’s creative industry and other sectors through a partnership.

Onyeama made this known on Tuesday in Abuja after a meeting with the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke.

“We talked about two things potentially there is a long list of Japanese investors including Sony (electronics), that is coming to Nigeria to invest in our cultural industry.

“So, that’s going to be a real boost as you know Sony is one of the largest music groups in the world.

“They are coming to invest in Nigeria and partner Nigerian creators in our creative industry which is a huge group.

“There is a long list of other investors that are coming into the country.

“Then off course they announced that they are providing a large number of ambulances for the country which is also welcomed news.’’

He said that Japan also pledged to support Nigeria’s health sector with provision of logistics.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate.

Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment, and financial services.

The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets.

With the largest collection of movies available for the home, the greatest music and the versatile network-connected PlayStation, Sony offers a premium entertainment experience.

Onyeama said that the ambassador also brought to the attention of the ministry all different investments that Japan was making in the country.

“The point they made is that this is difficult time for the Nigerian economy.

“They believe in our economic recovery and good plan; they are very keen to come and invest in the country,” he said.

The minister said that they also discussed other thing relating to the reformation of UN Security Council.

“So we discussed strategies of the various countries going forward.’’(NAN)

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