President Buhari on Friday, January 17, departed Nigeria for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa investment summit.
The Herald gathered that the summit is scheduled to hold on Monday, January 20 and will provide Nigeria with the opportunity to project itself as a leading investment destination for new industries.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the summit was organized by top world businessmen “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” in Africa and the UK.
“Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate,
are expected to dominate presentations and discussions during the Summit.
“With the expected take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in mid-2020, the London investment summit will provide Nigeria with the opportunity to project itself as a leading investment destination for new industries,” he said in a statement.
Governors Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe are on the entourage of the president.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Boss Mustapha, IGP Mohammed Adamu and FCT minister, Mohammed Bello, were at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to bid the president goodbye.