Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Osinbajo leaves Nigeria for Norway

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will attend the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo this week on the invitation of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

The summit, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President (Media and Publicity), Laolu Akande, is scheduled for between Monday and Wednesday.

He said the event was organised to boost trade and investment between Africa and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Akande said, “The summit will attract the largest Nordic companies doing business or interested in doing business in Nigeria with interests in agriculture, light manufacturing, transportation, digital technology and entertainment, oil and gas, and renewable energy.

“Specifically, Prof. Osinbajo will, among other critical issues, be speaking on the strides made by the Buhari administration in improving the economy and human capital development.

“The Vice-President will also headline a specific Nigeria-focused investment roundtable, which is expected to lead to increased trade and investment into Nigeria by building confidence about business prospects in the country and its role as an economic gateway into Africa.”

“Also, while in Oslo, the Vice-President would hold a bilateral meeting with the prime minister to discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, including bilateral cooperation, especially trade and private sector investments as well as regional and multilateral issues of mutual concern, he added.