5 ministers in London for investment drive

No fewer than five Nigerian ministers are in London for the Nigeria Trade and Investment Road Show holding from July 11 to July 15, a statement said on Monday.

The statement, issued by the British High Commission, said that the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, is leading the delegation.

It listed other ministers on the delegation as Mr Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation); Chief Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture and Rural Development); Alhaji Suleiman Adamu (Water Resources), and Senator Hadi Sirika (Aviation).

According to the statement, the Road Show is being organised by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in collaboration with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

It stated that the show was for a select group of key officials from the federal and state governments, to highlight business opportunities in Nigeria to UK investors, key UK government agencies such as UK Export Finance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

It listed sectors being showcased as energy, agriculture, transport, solid minerals, ICT and infrastructure.

The Nigeria Trade and Investment Road Show, a week-long activity which begins with an industry event tagged ‘Nigeria Open for Business,’ will feature keynote speeches from the five ministers.

“The objective of the road show is to create a platform for the Nigerian government to profile business opportunities to a UK audience and build relationships with international businesses.

“It also aims to link into global value chains and establish links to development finance with the view to developing stronger commercial ties between Nigeria and UK,” the statement said.

The UK Trade and Investment is the British Government department that helps UK-based companies of all sizes to grow and become more profitable by exporting their products and services.

It added that the department also support all types of overseas businesses and business people to establish a presence in the UK.