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Jonathan Departs For London Thursday



Nigeria’s President Goodlcuk Jonathan will depart for British capital tomorrow on November, 20 to lead the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC) which starts in London on Friday.
According to the special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati discussions at the HIIC meeting will focus on the recent investment landscape in the country, developments and possibilities in the ongoing improve and growth of Nigeria’s public transportation, as well as opportunities and reforms in Nigeria’s rail infrastructure, power and construction sectors.
Dr. Abati said the head of the country will be accompanied to London by main ministers including the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the Minister of Defence, Gen Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar.
He said, “They will be joined at the meeting by the Coordinator of the HIIC, Baroness Lynda Chalker and other key members of the Council including Haruki Hayashi of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Yves Louis Darricarrere of Total, Andy Brown of Shell,  Guillame Roux of Larfarge, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Jim Ovia, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab,  some state governors and the Chairmen of the National Assembly Committees on Transport.”
The president is expected back in Abuja on Sunday.
The HIIC is an organization of important investors from around the world that advises the Nigerian government on matters pertaining to the country’s economic development. It was established in 2004. The council’s goals include reducing political corruption, helping Nigeria to become Africa’s biggest oil producer, attracting investment in the country from the private sector and from foreign countries, and making Nigeria more competitive in the global economy.

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