By Patience Danjuma
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is leading Nigerian delegation to Davos, Switzerland for the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place from Tuesday to Friday.
According to a statement on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice-President who left the country earlier in the day, would be proceeding to Davos from Monrovia where he had earlier witnessed the inauguration of George Weah as the new Liberian President.
According to Akande, the theme of this year’s edition of the 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.
He disclosed that 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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