President Buhari, Gov. Sani-Bello of Niger, others attend Dubai Investment Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru attended the opening ceremony of the
9th Dubai Investment Meeting (AIM 2019) at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

The Annual Investment Meeting, which is an initiative of UAE Ministry of Economy is the World Leading Platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attracting participants from over 140 countries.

The event with the theme "Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economics Through Digital Globalization" is “the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policy makers, businessmen,
leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI. It aims to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships
with investors.”

Theme of the event was chosen to offer global leaders platform to discuss impact of digital globalization, how policies can be set in place to encourage an innovative investment atmosphere, the need to
create long-term investment opportunities, and how to attract and develop skills, talents from across the world.”

President Muhammadu Buhari urged world leaders to ensure inclusive, accessible and safe digital space noting that digital world has become a frontier for good and evil.

“On the one hand, it has made the human race more productive and efficient. Today, we have digital banking, virtual currencies and manysocial platforms that connect people and cultures. On the other hand, we have seen platforms hijacked and manipulated as evidenced by the steady rise in fake news and cybercrimes.
More recently, we are also witnessing the use of cyberspace to manipulate elections, subvert the democratic rights of citizens as well as propagate violence. ”

Also with President Muhammadu Buhari were Minister of Foreign , Geoffrey Onyeama , Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion, NIPC, Yewande Sadiku and Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Hon Abike Dabiri.

Nigeria’s oil magnate, Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc, Mr Adewale Tinubu was among leading global private sector leaders who shared his thought on digital globalization.

Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary
8th April, 2018

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