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Osinbajo Leads Delegation To World Economic Forum In Davos

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is leading Nigerian delegation to Davos, Switzerland for the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting slated for Tuesday to Friday.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Akande stated that the Vice President would be proceeding to Switzerland from Monrovia where he had earlier witnessed the inauguration of Mr. George Weah as the 24th President of Liberia.

The Nigerian delegation include the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, and the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu

The theme of this year’s WEF is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, with emphasis on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on shared interests on matters such as the global economy, international security and the environment, Akande said.

According to spokesman, while in Davos, Osinbajo will hold a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of other countries, international business interests and development partners.

He said there would also be a special forum specifically for Nigeria, which involves engagement and interaction with Development Finance Institutions and Global Institutional Investors in support of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the present administration.

The statement read, “The Vice President will also participate in other meetings and events at the WEF billed to be attended by several heads of governments from around the world.

“The Nigerian delegation at the World Economic Forum will include the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, and the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu.

“From Davos, the Vice President will depart for the United Kingdom by the weekend where he will deliver the keynote address at the Warwick Africa Summit, which will focus on exploring the potential of the continent’s overall development.

“Prof. Osinbajo departs Abuja this (Monday) morning and is expected back by the weekend.”

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