Minister Of Industry, Kaduna Gov, Others To Grace NDDIS Summit In London

LAGOS – Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment will be the special guest of honour at this year’s Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) scheduled to be held in London this May.

The Kaduna state governor, Uba Sanni is expected to deliver the keynote address at the event that will take place on 24 May 2024.

Founder of the NDDIS, Prince Bimbo Roberts Folayan in a statement revealed that a high-powered panel will be set up at this year’s summit to address how the Diaspora can invest and create jobs in Nigeria and how the country can tackle unemployment and encourage entrepreneurship and MSMEs in the country.

According to Folayan in the statement co-signed  co-signed by the  NDDIS Media ManagerLady Doyin Ola and the Assistant Media Manager, Maureen Layokun :  

“I am particularly excited about this years’ summit because for the first time, we will be directly involved in screening home bound projects and will also help push projects that meet SDG goals to get grants.  

It’s the first time we have been given this opportunity since we started attracting projects into Nigeria and Africa.

The statement therefore reads in part: “The event is in partnership with the African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit and supported by the Nigerian High Commission, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Providus Bank and other partners. 

 “About 400 delegates are expected to grace this year’s event in highbrow Kensington high street, London. Delegates include Nigerian and “African Diaspora Business Leaders from the UK and across the world, companies, funders and investors from the UK, Europe, and the international community.

“The summit will be hosted by the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Cyprian Heen and a couple of state governments have already confirmed attendance.

“Commonwealth office, Tim Morris, the Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon (Mrs) Abike Dabiri-Erewa are confirmed speakers amongst several others.”

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