President Bola Tinubu has departed Nigeria to attend the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India, on the special invitation of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Mr. Tinubu department in the early hours of Tuesday from the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The summit is expected to hold from September 9 to 10. Earlier on September 1, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, said president Tinubu seeks to attract foreign investments to the country during the summit.
“On the sidelines of the Summit, the President will participate in and deliver keynote addresses at both the Nigeria-India Presidential Roundtable and the Nigeria-India Business Conference,” Ngelale said.
The executive roundtable is expected to be attended by leading industrialists in the Indian private sector, Nigerian industrialists, and also senior government officials from both countries.
“The President aims to leverage this platform to attract global capital and promote increased foreign direct investments in key labour-intensive sectors of Nigeria’s economy for job creation and revenue expansion.
“Moreover, he will use this opportunity to highlight Nigeria’s attractiveness as an investment destination, specifically outlining his cross-sectoral reform plan as encapsulated by the Renewed Hope Agenda,” Ngelale said.
At the G20 Summit, President Tinubu is expected to share Nigeria’s perspective on the theme, ‘One Earth-One Family-One Future’ with focus on global unity needed to address the challenges facing humanity and the planet.
“While Nigeria’s membership of the G-20 is desirable, the government has embarked on wide-ranging consultations with a view to ascertaining the benefits and risks of membership.