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Uduaghan leads Delta delegation to Cologne investment forum

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Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has taken his drive for

investment to Germany where the 2014 African Finance and Investment Forum

(AFIF) is currently taking place in Cologne.
He is due to make a presentation where he will tell the business community

about the investment opportunities in Delta state and find investors and

financiers for projects in the real sector of the Delta State economy and

small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards the development of the State

under his vision of Delta Beyond Oil.
In a keynote address during the opening of the forum organised by EMRC,

Belgium and DEG (German Financial Development Institution), Uduaghan

identified inadequate transport infrastructure as the major challenge to

development in Africa.
He said although Nigeria has security issues, they are exaggerated and

will soon be resolved. With the strengthening of democratic structures in

Nigeria, Uduaghan said the country offers a stable and profitable haven

for investors.
Members of the Delta State delegation include Chike C. Ogeah, Commissioner

for Information; Afam Obiago, Economic Adviser to the Governor and Ben

Igo, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Economic Planning.

AFIF brings together expert Financiers, Bankers, Investors, Public sector

and Entrepreneurs from across sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world.

The forum is designed for public and private institutions interested in

securing finance for projects; investors (private and institutional)

looking for projects to invest in; as well as policy makers,

financiers/bankers, to build partnership.