By AYO ONIKOYI
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Government of Nigeria has in numerous ways signified its immediate and long term interest to collaborate with the international business and political community to help Nigeria execute its evolving national competitive strategy.
Osinbajo who was a special Guest of Honour and guest speaker at the inaugural Horasis Global Meeting and the 2nd International festival for business hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom and the City of Liverpool spoke through the Economic Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari, Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu in his opening speech at the event.
Speaking at the Horasis Global Nigeria Closing dinner, Osinbajo lauded the activities of the ’’Global Nigeria founder, Dr Noel Akpata,CEO Stratex Pro/Africa CEO Horasis and former Minister of National Planning, Dr Shamsudeen Usman for creating a platform for Nigeria’s economic positioning at the global stage.
Following Economic and political uncertainties that are threatening to end an era of global integration that grew through the boom years after the fall of the iron curtain, participants at the prestigious Horasis meeting shared insights on the current state of the world and identified visions to build confidence enabling decisive progress towards a richer society. They harped their discussion on the theme ”Visions for Tomorrow – from Uncertainty to Confidence.”
Speaking on the aim of the event, the organizers led by Dr Noel Akpata say, ” the Horasis Global Meeting provides an unparalleled opportunity for world’s leaders to develop the solutions to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the future.”
According to them, ”Horasis as an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future through the active participation of global business leaders in a series of annual meetings. In addition to the Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis holds meetings in China, India, Russia and the Arab world. We have been called a ‘World Economic Forum for emerging markets’ by the New York Times.”
Also speaking at a separate forum, Dr Noel Akpata hinted that ”the Global Nigeria forum at Horasis and the International festival for Business was created to provide a platform for Nigeria to showcase its national competitive strategy, leveraging on key areas of the nation’s economy.
”The Global Nigeria forum also seeks to provide access to markets and globalize Nigeria’s non-oil exports, using Horasis and several other internationally acclaimed trade platforms by strategically linking intra-border productive clusters to international markets through it’s already created and soon to be launched online trade web portal,” Akpata avowed..