The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, will be the special guest of honour at a Business Roundtable on Nigeria hosted by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) where he will espouse the roadmap inherent in his Delta Beyond Oil initiative as a model for Nigeria in diversifying her economy.
The Roundtable which holds on Tuesday, March 11 in London is part of the Commonwealth Day observance where Queen Elizabeth will be in attendance.
According to a press statement by Chike Ogeah, Delta State Commissioner for Information, the Roundtable will feature interaction between the Nigerian delegation and the City of London financial institutions and European CEOs. The interactive parallel sessions will involve young bright minds and emerging leaders and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) at the LSE introducing Nigeria as the powerhouse of Africa and sharing thoughts on the future of Nigeria
A symposium by the House of Lords on the future of Nigeria and the growing economic strength of its states will also hold on Tuesday. Ogeah who is accompanying the Governor on the trip said Dr. Uduaghan will in his speech outline the features of the Delta Beyond Oil initiative under which his administration has anchored the drive to exploit the non-oil sector of the state’s economy, develop agriculture and boost employment.
Other features of the London event designed to also mark Nigeria’s centenary include one-to-one business/trade and investment meeting opportunity with investors with interest in Nigeria and Africa and VIP dinner and award night to celebrate Nigeria’s centennial.
Also in the governor’s delegation is his special adviser on foreign relations, Oma Djeba.
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