Jonathan To Meet With Key Investment Advisers In London
President Goodlcuk Ebele Jonathan will travel to London tomorrow evening
to preside over a meeting of Nigeria's Honorary International Investment
Council (HIIC) which opens in the British capital on Friday.
The HIIC which was established in 2004 advises the Federal Government on
matters pertaining to Nigeria's economic development, making the Nigerian
economy more competitive globally and attracting greater direct foreign
investment to boost domestic industrial growth and job creation.
Deliberations at the HIIC meeting in London will focus on the current
investment landscape in Nigeria, developments and opportunities in the
ongoing upgrade and expansion of Nigeria's public infrastructure, as well
as opportunities and reforms in Nigeria's rail transportation, power and
President Jonathan will be accompanied to the meeting by key ministers
including the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the
Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Petroleum Resources,
Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Minister of Industry, Trade and
Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu
Nebo, the Minister of Defence, Gen Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the Minister of
Transport, Senator Idris Umar.
They will be joined at the meeting by the Coordinator of the HIIC,
Baroness Lynda Chalker and other key members of the Council including
Haruki Hayashi of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Yves Louis Darricarrere of
Total, Andy Brown of Shell, Guillame Roux of Larfarge, Alhaji Aliko
Dangote, Mr. Jim Ovia, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, some state governors and
the Chairmen of the National Assembly Committees on Transport.
President Jonathan is expected back in Abuja on Sunday.
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