Buhari, Dangote, Bill Gates, Okonjo-Iweala, Zuckerberg, others to address investment forum in New York
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to deliver a keynote address at a global economic investment platform in New York, United States, in a bid to open up Nigeria’s economy to international capital and attract foreign investment.
The high-level event is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022, on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly holding in the American city.
Speakers and panelists at the event include, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group; Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Satya Nadella, Chairman Business Council of the United States and Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corp and Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States.
Others are: Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning; John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group, who is also President of the France-Nigeria Business Council.
At the event, Buhari will also host a high-level presidential session with fellow presidents and heads of delegations on issues that need joint action for African countries, such as post COVID-19 recovery and financing priorities, Africa’s investment climate and market, as well as de-risking the continent.