‘Role of capacity building in $200b West Africa’s growth market’
To adequately service the $200 Billion growth opportunities in West Africa, the Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL), Dr. Amy Jadesimi, has challenged investors to embark on sustained capacity building.
Speaking in Copenhagen, Denmark, during a meeting of world business leaders, Jadesimi said International banks and investors need to re-define bank ability to enable them to participate in the highly lucrative opportunities for investment around the world.
This year’s annual event organized by Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) was titled: “A call to action-enabling solutions at speed and scale” and featured invited speakers from across the world, “who spoke variously on how to achieve greener global transformation”.
A statement issued by LADOL explained that Jadesimi who was one of the two prominent invited Nigerians to the event was on the panel representing the Global Commission for Sustainable Development, as one its 31 Commissioners.
Also present at the event was Nigeria’s President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.
The Commission featured Lord Mark Malloch-Brown as Co-Chair, Global Commission for Business and Sustainable Development.
In her presentation at the opening session which focused on the need to proliferate a new social contract, the LADOL boss noted that “International banks and investors need to re-define bank ability to enable them to participate in the highly lucrative opportunities for investment around the world”.
This, according to her, “will also help to sustainability and more rapidly achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”
She said her organization has since keyed into the goals mantra hence it is poised to create not less than 50,000 jobs in the nearest future through her private investment in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.