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Commonwealth Business Forum: Nigerians urged to exploit opportunities offered by anti-graft policies

By Naomi Uzor

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to lead Nigeria to the first forum of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, CWEIC holding alongside the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government, CHOGM in Malta in November.

President Buhari at the Joint Base Andrews Airport in Washington, DC.
File photo: President Buhari at the Joint Base Andrews Airport in Washington, DC.

The CWEIC, formally known as the Commonwealth Business Council was transformed into the CWEIC with a specific mandate to promote trade and investment among Commonwealth countries. The CWEIC is expected to host the business forum which is expected to offer opportunities for commonwealth members to exchange and project their businesses.

“The forum convenes Heads of Government, senior ministers, government delegates and the private sector in one place to discuss business opportunities and policy making,” Abdul Quadir Hamza, the head of Business Development of the CWEIC said in a letter appointing Puffa Nigeria Limited as its partner to lead the Nigeria business delegation to the forum which is expected to be attended by the heads of government, 1,200 business leaders and ministers from across the Commonwealth.

Urging Nigerian business persons to take the opportunity of the forum to project themselves in the light of the unhindered opportunities being given to entrepreneurs by the Buhari administration, Mr. Joseph Ambakederimo, CEO of Puffa Nigeria Limited said:

“The fight against corruption launched by the Muhammadu Buhari administration offers a special opportunity to all kinds of business persons to compete favourably with their local peers and international competitors and the Commonwealth Business Forum offers all those who had been so marginalised in the past to project themselves.”


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