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NiDAN: Osinbajo to address Diaspora investment summit in Abuja

NiDAN: Osinbajo to address Diaspora investment summit in Abuja


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Wednesday November 28, deliver a keynote address at the maiden Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) slated to hold in Abuja.

The Director, Nigerian Diaspora Alumni Network (NiDAN), Dr. Badewa Adejugbe-Williams disclosed this on Thursday at a joint press briefing with other stakeholders in Abuja.

The three-day summit, themed “Activating Diaspora Investment for a Diversified Economy” is to provide a platform for Nigerians in the Diaspora to invest in the economic development of their country, she said.

According to her, over 200 Nigerians in the Diaspora have registered to participate in the summit, which she said, would identify ready and prospective investment opportunities which Diasporans can explore, with the assistance of relevant government agencies.

It will establish a platform where Diaspora investors can interact with potential sponsors, partners, collaborators and the government and have direct round table deals for mutual benefits, she added.

“The emphasis is to reach out to Nigerians in Diaspora to invest in their country. We know that Nigerians are doing extremely well in other nations where they are, and they are usually at the top of performance in companies and organizations they work for. We know that financially and technically, they have a lot of competence that they can add to the community, to Nigeria as a nation.

“Nigeria is a land of opportunities, and the opportunities are massive. We need our own people to benefit from these. We want the money to remain in Nigeria. If they can come and invest in businesses especially in private sector, they can help to create jobs and their families will become stakeholders in these companies,” Adejugbe-Williams said.

She therefore encouraged Nigerians who have viable and legitimate businesses to submit their projects for the summit.


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