Osinbajo, Abdulsalami, Dangote, others for Niger summit
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo former President Olusegun Obasanjo, immediate past military head of state General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar and business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote are expected to grace the Niger State Investment Summit in Minna today.
The two-day summit tagged, ‘Truly Niger’ and under the theme, ‘Impact Investing for Advancing Agricultural Economy and Innovation’ is also expected to attract the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammadu Abubakar, Minister of State 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 Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority; Barrister Maryam Uwais, Presidential Special Adviser on Social Protection Plan, among other dignitaries.
Africa’s industrial giant, Dangote Group, is said to be sponsoring the Investment Summit. This follows the sponsorship by Dangote Group of the just concluded 15th Trade Fair organized by the Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
The Group is investing in the agricultural sector of the State.
The Dangote Group’s delegation is being led by the company’s Group Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications, Ahmed Mansur.
One of those billed as discussants at the Summit is the CEO of the Dangote Sugar Plc Abdullahi Sule. Sule will join other discussants to talk on the topic, ‘Cultivating Change: Agriculture, Education and Impact Investing.’
Dangote’s Robert Coleman will also chair a session titled, ‘Development Collaboration: Integrating Impact Investment, Social Enterprise and International Development to accelerate Agriculture.’