President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London, the United Kingdom.
He is slated to attend the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20th, 2020.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that the organizers is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organizations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.
“Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, are expected to dominate presentations and discussions during the Summit.
“With the expected take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in mid-2020, the London investment summit will provide Nigeria with the opportunity to project itself as a leading investment destination for new industries.
“In addition, the summit will deepen Nigeria-United Kingdom investment ties post-Brexit given that Africa currently represents just two percent of British trade activity, with Nigeria accounting for only 10 percent of that total.”
The Nigerian leader arrived in the United Kingdom at about 1: 00 am on Saturday.While in UK, Buhari is expected to meet with the Head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles in Glasgow, Scotland.
The UK-Africa Investment Summit would be hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.