….As Gombe Governor Schedule Meetings with Investors, Development Partners in London
By James Ezema
President Muhammadu Buhari, accompanied by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe and his Abua state counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu have departed Abuja for London, this afternoon to attend the inaugural UK-Africa Investment summit.
The event, whuch will take place on Monday, 20th January, is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.
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.
In addition, the summit will deepen Nigeria-United Kingdom investment ties post-Brexit given that Africa currently represents just two per cent of British trade activity, with Nigeria accounting for only 10 per cent 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.
While in the United Kingdom, President Buhari will hold a meeting with the Head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles in Glasgow, Scotland.
The President and his delegation will also have bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Johnson as well as heads of multilateral organisations.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will also hold sideline meetings with prospective investors and development partners with with a view to marketing business potentials in Gombe state and attracting more foreign direct investment to the state.