Finally, Qatar has agreed to hold a business meeting with Nigeria.

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The government of Qatar has reversed its decision not to host the business and investment forum proposed by President Bola Tinubu during his state visit to the oil-rich country from March 2 to March 3.

A leaked memo showed that Qatar declined the proposed investment forum, citing the unavailability of the country’s minister of commerce and industry, Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani.


However, in a letter sent to the Nigerian government, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Qatar apologised for the rejection of the proposed business meeting.

The new development was conveyed in a memo dated February 23, 2024, from the Qatar embassy and addressed to Nigeria’s ministry of foreign affairs.


The memo read: “Regarding the upcoming state visit of H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to Qatar from March 2nd–3rd, 2024, and with reference to our Note: Ref: QEA/FA/057/24 dated February 22, 2024, regarding the holding of a Business and Investment Forum (BIF) on the margins of Mr. President’s visit to Qatar on March 2nd, 2024.

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“The Embassy has the honour to convey that the Qatar Chamber of Commerce will host the above-mentioned event on March 3, 2024, as proposed by the Nigerian side”.

A Journey In Time

Earlier, there were claims that a memo from the Qatar side had turned down the meeting.


Should Nigeria go and woo investors in Qatar?

Nigeria had been a country people from that region of the Middle East visited in droves in the early 70s and late 70s.


They often come to see how fast a nation that got its independence not too long ago is developing.

At the time, they had borrowed a few ideas from Nigeria and then built on it with the right political will every nation that wants to move forward should exhibit.

Now, Nigeria is going to the country to renew relations and learn from business people of the nation whose economy also runs on oil money.

Not many Nigerians think Nigeria should go after Qatar for investments.

But the government believes a lot could come from that meeting.

What do you believe?


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