Buhari departs Abuja ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

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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.

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“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.

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