Nigeria has potential for economic greatness – Haastrup

Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess (Dr.) Vicky Haastrup
Princess Vicky Haastrup. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS


The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup, on Friday said Nigeria has the potential to become an economic giant it longed for despite its current challenges.

Haastrup spoke in Lagos at a one-day summit organised for women in business by the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) to mark its 10th year anniversary.

Haastrup said there were opportunities for business growth in different sectors of the economy.

She urged women who want to become successful entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities for business growth in the country.

“Think globally; allow experience, knowledge, good service delivery and quality to drive your passion to harness your resources and potential.

“Women have the freedom to be involved in various professions like farming, hairdressing, fishery, construction, real estate and publishing.

“Rentals, block making, trading, transporting and tourism businesses are also viable options for them,” she said.

Haastrup urged women in business to always review and adjust their strategies and proposals periodically, adding that continuous improvement was key to successful projects and businesses.

She explained that because of the many issues confronting the nation, there was the need for women to have a long-term view of what their business would be like.

“The challenges can take time to be solved. Entrepreneurs should explore the numerous business opportunities across the continent, taking cognisance of the potential pitfalls and prepared for setbacks.

“For those ready to commit to a long-term strategy, the rewards can be immense,” Haastrup said.

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