The Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum, or NIEPF, in synergy with the Africa Business Roundtable is making arrangements for it’s second edition of International economic partnership forum to be held in New York, United States.
The federal government’s effort to open up the nation’s economy to foreign money and draw foreign investment is furthered by the business roundtable.
The high-level event was planned for Thursday, September 22, 2022, on the fringes of the 77th United Nations General Assembly taking place in the American metropolis, according to a statement made by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday.
“Holding alongside the annual global gathering, the NIEPF is expected to draw the presence of world leaders in politics, the economy, and the media as well as Civil Society organizations and international media to focus on the vast economic potentials of Nigeria and Africa’s leading economy,” the statement read.
Most importantly, President Muhammadu Buhari will give the event’s keynote speech and host a high-level presidential session with other presidents and heads of delegation on issues that call for joint action for African countries on the development drive, such as the Post COVID-19 recovery and financing priorities; Africa’s investment climate and market; and de-risking the continent.
It added that among the speakers and panelists at the event are Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Aliko Dangote, President of the Dangote Group; Bill Gates, Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Satya Nadella, Chairman Business Council of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp.; Antony Blinken; Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook; Dr. Akinw
Others include Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, and Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of the BUA Group and President of the France-Nigeria Business Council; John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.