President Bola Tinubu is poised to make a significant international appearance as he prepares to attend the G-20 summit scheduled to take place in New Delhi from September 9 to 10. The announcement was made by Ajuri Ngelale, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, during a press briefing on Friday.
Tinubu’s participation in the summit underscores his commitment to seeking foreign investments for Nigeria’s economic growth and development. Ngelale emphasized the president’s determination to facilitate private capital inflow from global sources to enhance the nation’s public infrastructure.
During the summit, President Tinubu is expected to engage with world leaders, heads of state, and prominent figures from the corporate world, particularly those with Indian connections. The focus will be on fostering partnerships and attracting investments that align with Nigeria’s industrialization, digitalization, and renewable energy goals.
A highlight of President Tinubu’s agenda is the hosting of a roundtable meeting, which will gather more than 20 chief executive officers representing diverse economic sectors. This gathering aims to create a conducive environment for these leaders to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria and contribute to the nation’s economic advancement.
In Ngelale’s words, “We are going to make sure, under the direction of the president, that we make the most of the opportunity to add value to the nation, to create jobs for our citizens, and ultimately, to increase and generate resources for the nation to guarantee that the government can properly finance and support its forward-thinking programmes across sectors.”
Nigerians can expect real-time updates from India as Ngelale pledged to provide daily reports on President Tinubu’s activities during the summit. This commitment aims to offer citizens direct insight into their president’s efforts to bolster Nigeria’s economic prospects on the global stage.