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Tinubu will depart Abuja on Monday for the G-20 Summit in India.



President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja on Monday for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India.

President Tinubu has been invited to the Summit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the President will participate in and deliver keynote addresses at both the Nigeria-India Presidential Roundtable and the Nigeria-India Business Conference on the sidelines of the Summit.

Leading businessmen from India’s private sector, Nigerian industrialists, and senior government officials from both nations will attend the CEO Roundtable.

“The President intends to leverage this platform to attract global capital and promote increased foreign direct investments in key labor-intensive sectors of Nigeria’s economy for job creation and revenue expansion,” according to the statement.

“In addition, he will use this opportunity to emphasise Nigeria’s attractiveness as an investment destination, specifically outlining his cross-sectoral reform plan as encapsulated in the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

“Given the President’s well-known track record of attracting investment to Lagos State, leading industrialists have requested separate private meetings with him at the summit.”

“The President’s schedule will also include bilateral meetings with world leaders from four continents, representing both G-20 and non-G20 countries.” These interactions are aimed at building bilateral economic, trade, and investment relationships for mutual benefit.”

“At the G20 Summit, the Nigerian leader is expected to share Nigeria’s perspective on the theme, “One Earth-One Family-One Future,” which speaks to the global unity required to address the challenges facing humanity and the planet,” the statement continued.

“With a combined contribution of up to 80% of global GDP, 75% of international trade, and 60% of the world’s population, the G-20 is a significant economic power bloc of socioeconomic opportunity and geopolitical stability.”

“While Nigeria’s membership in the G-20 is desirable, the government has begun extensive consultations to assess the benefits and risks of membership.”

“This aligns with the President’s desire to democratise foreign policy and articulate policy formulation and implementation through a Whole-of-Society and Whole-of-Government approach that achieves the nation’s long-term strategic goals.”

“Once the consultations are completed, the government will decide whether or not to apply for membership.” President Tinubu’s attendance at the G-20 Summit in India contributes to this goal in part.”

Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy; and Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment will accompany President Tinubu on the mission.

It further stated that President Tinubu will return to Nigeria as soon as the Summit is over.

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