Nigeria will host Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, among others at the second edition of the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum holding on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States.
Scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022, the high-level event will feature “speakers and panelists 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,” a statement signed by the Spokesman for the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd.), Garba Shehu, read on Sunday.
The statement titled ‘Nigeria hosts global investment forum in New York,’ read in part, “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.”