Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says investors should suffer from Fear of missing out (FOMO) when considering investing in Africa.
Dr. Kingsley Obiora, Deputy and Board Chairman of AFC, who represented Emefiele, disclosed this at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) Live Infrastructure Solutions Summit.
According to him, Africa has seen several crises in the last two years, each with serious consequences for the continent’s economies.
He, therefore, summoned African governments, central banks, corporate leaders, and investors to rally together and be bolder in “our ambitions and support our continental champions and institutions like AFC.”
He also said that the crisis has given Africa a new sense of urgency about increasing its self-reliance in the manufacturing and processing of basic goods, adding that the Ukraine issue had economic ramifications for the African continent.
“We are operating in an ever complex, challenging, and competitive global economic environment.”
He stated that Africans need to partake actively in generating funding home and abroad.
“We all have a role to play in raising funding from both domestic sources and international funding and making sure we are deploying this capital effectively and at speed to support double-digit growth.”
“When investors look at projects in Africa, they should suffer from fear of missing out.
“Missing out on investment returns and missing out on creating a bigger social and environmentally positive impact that can be obtained anywhere possible.”
“Africa must seize the opportunity. We owe it to our children and future generations,” he added.
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