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Nigeria hosts Gates, Zuckerberg, Dangote at investment forum in New York

Dangote, Gate and Buhari investment forum

Nigeria will host Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, among others, at the second edition of the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum.

Garba Shehu, the spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement titled ‘Nigeria hosts global investment forum in New York.’

Shehu said the economy forum would hold on Thursday, September 22, 2022, on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States.

According to the statement, the high-level event will feature “speakers and panellists including Dangote; Bill Gates; Chairman Business Council of the United States and Chief Executive Officer Microsoft Corp, Satya Nadella; US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken; and President of the Corporate Council on Africa, Florie Liser.”

The statement partially read, “In its continued bid to further open up the country’s economy to international capital and attract foreign investment, the Nigerian government, in collaboration with the Africa Business Roundtable, is organising Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum.

“The NIEPF is expected to draw the presence of world leaders in politics, economy, media as well as Civil Society Organisations and international media to focus on the vast economic potentials of Nigeria and Africa’s leading economy.

“Most significantly, President Buhari will deliver the keynote address at the event and will also host a High-Level Presidential Session with fellow presidents and heads of delegations on Issues That Need Joint Action for African Countries on the Development Drive such as the post COVID-19 recovery and financing priorities; Africa’s Investment Climate and Market as well as De-risking the Continent.”

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