The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will be delivering the keynote address at this year’s Africa Summit, taking place in London, United Kingdom between October 8 and 9, 2017, with the theme “What Makes Africa Work.”
This is contained in a press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the copy of which was sent to Daily Post on Saturday.
According to the statement, the Africa Summit hosted by the Financial Times of London is a global forum reputed as one of the leading conferences in the world on African business and economic matters.
It added that the newspaper itself has had a relationship with the African continent that stretches back to its opening issue more than 125 years ago.
“At the summit which attracts global leaders, economic experts, investors and intellectuals from Africa and around the world, Prof. Osinbajo will discuss the increasing economic prospects in Africa and detail the progress of the Buhari administration, especially through the Federal Government’s medium-term Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, to the global audience.
“The summit, which will also include presentations from other leaders and speakers will feature first-hand experiences and interactions from government and business leaders in the continent, while providing credible opportunities and encouraging foreign investments. So far, the yearly event has become a platform for the dissemination of a more accurate and beneficial narrative of the improving economic environment in Africa,” the statement reads.