President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Friday for London where he is scheduled to attend UK Africa Investment summit.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen.
Adesina disclosed 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, ” he said in a statement.
“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.
“In addition, the summit will deepen Nigeria-United Kingdom investment ties post-Brexit given that Africa currently represents just two percent of British trade activity, with Nigeria accounting for only 10 percent of that total.
“The Nigerian delegation to the investment meeting will further showcase what the Federal Government has done through policies and legislations to improve the investment and business climate in the country.”
The President will be accompanied by three governors (Yahaya Bello, Kogi), Muhammad Yahaya (Gombe) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).
Accompanying Ministers include Geoffrey Onyeama (foreign affairs), Nìyí Adebayo (industry, trade and investment), Zainab Ahmed (finance, budget and national planning).