FG sends 5 ministers to woo UK investors

In a mo2016_06_23_99245ve designed to buoy the economy, the Federal Gov­ernment has dispatched five ministers to the United King­dom (UK) to woo the country’s investors.
The delegation is led by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah. Other ministers on the trip are Rotimi Amaechi (Transport), Chief Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry), Sulei­man Adamu (Water Resources) Minister, and the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
The ministers will use the four-day trade and investment roadshow in London, which ends on July 15, 2016 to sell Nigeria’s economic potential to foreign in­vestors.
The roadshow is organised by the UK Trade and Investment, in collaboration with the Nigeri­an Investment Promotion Com­mission (NIPC) and Pricewater­houseCoopers (PwC).
According to the organisers, the investment roadshow will open with an event titled: “Nige­ria Open for Business,” which will focus on the business opportuni­ties in Nigeria’s energy, agricul­ture, transport, solid minerals, information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and infrastruc­ture sectors to foreign investors.
The organisers explained that the road show will be used to create a platform for the Federal Government to “profile business opportunities to the UK audience, build relationships with interna­tional businesses, link into glob­al value chains and establish links to development finance with the view to developing stronger com­mercial ties between Nigeria and UK.”