May 20, 2024

Minister, presidential envoy, Kaduna gov for London investment summit

diaspora investment fund

Organisers of the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit, NDDIS, have confirmed that the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, will be special guest of honour at its forthcoming summit holding in London May 24.

The summit, themed ”Invest Nigeria, Invest Africa”, will also have the governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sanni, as keynote speaker.

Other notable personalities  attending the summit are the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, Temitola Emitola Adekunle Johnson, and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa.

According to a statement by the media manager of the group, Lady Doyin Ola, the event, expected to have Diaspora business leaders as well as African, British, Commonwealth and other international investors and funders, will be declared open by the Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Cyprian Heen.

In an earlier release, the founder, NDDIS, Prince Bimbo Roberts Folayan, announced a breakthrough in the organisation’s discussions with philanthropic funders who will provide 100% funding on a forgivable loan/grant basis.

“I am particularly excited about this year’s summit because for the first time, we will be directly involved in screening home-bound projects and will also help push projects that meet SDG goals to get grants.

” It is the first time we have been given this opportunity since we started attracting projects into Nigeria and Africa,” he said.

The event is in partnership with the African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit, supported by the Nigerian High Commission, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Providus Bank and other partners.