Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday departed Nigeria as head of the nation’s delegation to this year’s edition of the World Economic Forum holding this week in Davos, Switzerland.
In the Nigerian delegation are ministers and special advisers including the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, Minister for Agriculture & Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu. The Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu is also on the delegation.
At the forum, according to a statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Osinbajo would lead a discussion on Business in Nigeria, where ministers from the Federal Cabinet who are members of the Nigerian delegation would also feature.
The yearly forum which draws together governmental and business leaders around the world to discuss economic issues and review developments, is normally composed of such panel discussions, country/continent-specific themes and other subjects.
Besides, the session on Business in Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo, will feature in a number of other discussions alongside world leaders including presidents and prime ministers.
For instance, the Vice President, who is expected back on Friday, will discuss on the theme: ‘Building Africa’ with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Dessalegn, among others. The Vice President would also feature on a panel discussion on terrorism.
While in Davos, the Vice President will hold meetings with some of the global companies and other leaders attending the forum.