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Buhari, Tinubu, others to speak at Lagos economic summit


Asiwaju Tinubu

President Muhammadu Buhari, former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, are expected to deliver goodwill messages at the Ehingbeti, Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to commence next week.

The summit’s opening address will be delivered by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; and Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, leading the session on “Strengthening Governance, Institution and Legislation.”


Also leading the array of speakers at the summit are Founder and Chair of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mo Ibrahim, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze; Former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; and others.

President, African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed and UNDP Resident Representative, Mohammed Yahaya, among others.

The three-day summit, which is structured into segments, will have subject experts speak on specific themes such as “Destination Lagos: Becoming the World’s Best Investment Destination”, “Eko to the World: Shaping the Future of Trade and Economic Independence”, “Lagos, the Industrial Hub”, “Made in Lagos: Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment, Culture and Tourism”, “Security, Law and Order (Balancing Regulation and Economic Growth)” and Citizens Participation in Governance.”


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