Osinbajo declares Niger investment summit open today




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Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will today pay a oneday offi cial visit to Niger state. A statement issued He will be joined by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, immediate past military head of state, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to fl ag off Niger State Investment Summit holding in Minna, the Niger state capital.

Th e two-day summit tagged: “Truly Niger” with the theme: “Impact Investing for Advancing Agricultural Economy and Innovation,” is packaged to sell the state to local and international investment communities and to showcase her potentials in agriculture and solid mineral resources, tourism, sports and others. A statement issued yesterday in Minna by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace, stated that the summit would provide platform where the impact investment community can share ideas, connect and network, create new opportunities for developing the market and creating new opportunities for impact investing in addition to marketing the state as a unique, friendly and peaceful business and investment destination.

Governor Sani Bello who will be joined by other governors will present a paper titled: “Uncovering Niger state – Th e State, the Strategy and Investor Information,” while the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammadu Abubakar, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, and Alhaji Aliko Dangote will give goodwill messages.

Also, the Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, her counterpart in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Mr. Uche Orji, Chief Executive Offi cer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Barrister Maryam Uwais, Presidential Special Adviser on Social Protection Plan and Alhaji Ibrahim Bagudu Shettima, a former deputy director of Central Bank of Nigeria are to discuss

“Investment Promotion in Challenging Economic Times.” Senior Special Assistant to the President, Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, will look at the “Ease of doing business in Nigeria.” While in the state, the Acting President will commission some projects initiated and completed by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello administration.

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