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President Buhari to head Nigerian delegation to 1st UK-Africa Investment Summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will lead Nigerian delegation to the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.

The Summit is expected to bring together British and African businesses to harness the huge potential of the continent when it comes to trade, including through infrastructure, agriculture, enterprise and technology.

It is aimed at creating new lasting partnerships to deliver more investment, jobs and growth to benefit people and businesses across Africa and the UK.

A statement from the organiser says the British Prime Minister,  Boris Johnson, will meet with President Buhari, who will also attend a reception hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In advance of the Summit, the UK Government through the Department for International Development worked with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) to develop a new Nigeria Investment Guide, which will be launched at the Summit.

The guide  will help investors understand the opportunities and find out about the organisations, processes and services in place to help make the most of them.

The statement explains that  the Summit is a great opportunity to highlight and discuss trade and investment relations for both the UK and Nigeria. Other African countries will also be looking to promote their investment offers.

Nigeria will play a critical role in the success of the Summit as President Buhari is set to head the Nigerian delegation and receive special treatment, befitting his status as President of Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy.

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