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Ambode to go to US-Africa business discussion in Ethiopia
Posted Date 2016/02/02 05:16

In line with his administration’s campaign for direct foreign investment, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will join other world leaders across the globe for the Corporate Council on Africa’s 10th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit, to be hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 1 to 4, 2016.

The US-Africa Business Forum will bring together 1,000 private sector and government officials, including heads of states, entrepreneurs and investors from throughout Africa, United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

This year’s forum will focus on key opportunities and challenges in agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, security, trade facilitation, ICT and finance to increase trade and investment.

In a statement signed on Monday by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, the Governor said he would “use this opportunity to position Lagos not just as an investment destination, but also as an emerging economic hub in Africa”.

Ambode will be participating in an interactive session during the “Doing Business in Nigeria” forum to discuss investment opportunities in Lagos.

“The Governor’s participation in this forum underscores his commitment to promoting economic growth and addressing the most pressing challenges, including building modern infrastructure, creating jobs and opportunities for the youths and expanding access to health and education for Lagosians through investments and partnerships,” the statement said.

Governor Ambode will lead a team that includes among others Prof. Ademola Abass, his Special Adviser on Overseas Affairs and Investment.

The statement by Ayorinde added: “This emphasizes that his administration is committed to facilitating the ease of doing business in Lagos.

“With the establishment of the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment (Lagos Global), the administration has made efforts to eliminate bottlenecks that face potential investors into the state. Lagos Global is a one-stop shop for all investors in Lagos.”

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