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PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO MEET WITH KEY INVESTMENT ADVISERS IN LONDON
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to London tomorrow evening to preside over a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC) which opens in the British capital on Friday.
The HIIC which was established in 2004 advises the Federal Government on matters pertaining to Nigeria’s economic development, making the Nigerian economy more competitive globally and attracting greater direct foreign investment to boost domestic industrial growth and job creation.
Deliberations at the HIIC meeting in London will focus on the current investment landscape in Nigeria, developments and opportunities in the ongoing upgrade and expansion of Nigeria’s public infrastructure, as well as opportunities and reforms in Nigeria’s rail transportation, power and construction sectors.
President Jonathan will be accompanied to the meeting by key ministers including the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the Minister of Defence, Gen Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar.
They will be joined at the meeting by the Coordinator of the HIIC, Baroness Lynda Chalker and other key members of the Council including Haruki Hayashi of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Yves Louis Darricarrere of Total, Andy Brown of Shell,
Guillame Roux of Larfarge, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Jim Ovia, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab,
some state governors and the Chairmen of the National Assembly Committees on Transport.
President Jonathan is expected back in Abuja on Sunday. Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
Dated : November 19, 2014
ATTENTION : PRESS
Information at my diaposal for Press Coverage of the HIIC in London.
Accreditation: The organiser has informed NUJ Europe that press would only be invited for the press conference that would take place at 6.00pm on Friday November 21, 2014 at the end of the Council.
I therefore suggest that gentlemen of the press arrive with proper identification at the venue at 5.30pm. That is when you all would be accredited.
Anytime before then would be discouraged. This is what I know as of today. I hope this helps. I have forwarded few names of the journalists to the organisers.
Please get in touch if you stand in need of any assistance to attend this event.
Thank you once again and remember that the best time to come is 5.30pm.
Nigeria Union of Journalists Europe