Osinbajo Leads Nigerian Delegation To World Economic Forum

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday led the Nigerian delegation that departed for Davos Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity stated this in a press release on Tuesday.

Akande stated that the delegation included the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okey Enelamah; Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh; Minister for Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; and the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Adeyemi Dipeolu.

At the forum, Vice President Osinbajo is expected to lead a discussion on Business in Nigeria, where ministers would also feature.

The statement read in part: “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, the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo, will feature in a number of other discussions alongside world leaders including presidents and prime ministers.

“For instance, he will be discussing on the theme Building Africa with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Hailemariam Dessalegn, among others. The Vice President would also feature on a panel discussion on Terrorism.”

Akande also stated that the Vice President will hold meetings with some of the global companies and other leaders attending the forum.

He is expected to return to the country on Friday.