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

construction sectors.
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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