Nigerian Elections Open Doors for Investment

  Ann Cantrell Atlanta - 05.26.11   After the April elections in Nigeria, a renewed…

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Ann Cantrell
Atlanta - 05.26.11
After the April elections in Nigeria, a renewed confidence in the country's political stability could help the country attract more foreign investment.

In the past, rigged elections have marred the country's international image, scaring away investors, Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, told GlobalAtlanta.

Dr. Jega was the keynote speaker at a May 13 symposium at Kennesaw State University on managing conflicts in Africa during democratic transitions.

Speaking to a crowd of 100 plus local Nigerians and other African immigrants, Dr. Jega said that these “political transitions in Africa have always been conflict-ridden.” …

The fairness of the election, though, means the prospect of good governance and a stable business climate in the future, said Akanmu Adebayo, interim director of the Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.

“Most businesses prefer a stable environment - an environment where the rule of law is not only followed on paper but in reality," Dr. Adebayo told GlobalAtlanta. …


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