International business executive and president, Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, has called for a substantive plan to be put down for the post-covid-19 era as the survival of both national and global economies will depend on that.
Hon. Buchi George who spoke from Abuja, Nigeria said, Nations must put good plans down even when no one knows when a vaccine will be found for Covid-19.
“Most nations are hit so hard because there are fewer imports and exports. There has been loses in business and jobs of which not all will recover from the effects of the pandemic”
“Africa especially should have a great plan on how to make great contributions to the global economy. We need to not just be consumers but grow as producers working had to solve some the global needs yearning for solutions” he said.
Speaking further, Hon. Buchi George believes in the usual manner Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry has been promoting trade and investment potentials in Nigeria and Africa, more has to be done to unveil opportunities in Nigeria to the world.
“Covid-19 has shown us what we are doing and what we are not doing well and while the world is waiting to completely open up, we have enough time to identify and prepare for collaborative investments in key areas that will make our economy better”
With international trade and investment summits lined up for different continents, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, believes his organizations are ready for economy changing impacts once international travel bans are lifted.
“Every country needs a lift and mutually beneficial strategies should be one thing no nation will be able to turn down in post-covid-19 era. We all need each other, but everyone must surely have something to offer for this to work”
“We are working with Ministry of Trade, Investment, Commerce and Industry and other relevant government agencies to ensure everything is in the interest of the country and in line with the plans of the Federal Government to build Nigeria’s economy”, he said.