Os­in­bajo, Ab­dul­salami, Dan­gote, oth­ers for Niger sum­mit

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

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.’

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