On the special invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Bola Tinubu will leave Abuja on Monday for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India, to promote foreign direct investment.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, revealed this.
The President will attend and deliver keynote presentations at the Nigeria-India Presidential Roundtable and the Nigeria-India Business Conference on the sidelines of the summit.
The CEO roundtable will be attended by leading businessmen from Nigeria and India, as well as senior government figures from both countries.
Ajuri stated in the statement that Tinubu intended to use this platform to attract global capital and support more foreign direct investments in critical labor-intensive sectors of the Nigerian economy for job creation and revenue growth.
“In addition, he will take advantage of this opportunity to highlight Nigeria’s attractiveness as an investment destination, specifically outlining his cross-sectoral reform plan encapsulated by 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 strengthening bilateral economic, trade, and investment partnerships 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 confronting humanity and the planet.”
“With its collective contribution of up to 80% of global GDP, 75% of international trade, and housing 60% of the world’s population, the G-20 constitutes a significant economic power bloc of socio-economic opportunity and geo-political stability,” he said.
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, are among Tinubu’s delegation to the summit.