- The Nigerian government has invited Shola Agboola, a Nigerian-Canadian politician and president of NAYA
- Agboola will be participating in a two-day summit organised by the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) targeted at increasing the nation's FDI
- The federal government wants to leverage on the skills of Nigerians in different countries all over the world to boost the country's economy and development
The Nigerian government through the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has invited Shola Agboola, a Nigerian-Canadian politician and president Nigerian Association for Young Adults of Canada (NAYA), as a way to attract investments into the country.
In the invitation letter made available to Legit.ng, NIDCOM invited him according to federal government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) in its Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2019.
The federal government is connecting with the diaspora community as part of its strategies to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
According to the content in the letter, the summit which was organised for three days in 2018, from Wednesday, November 27, to Friday, November 29, discussed how the diaspora community could be sought in increasing the country’s investment base.
The 2019 summit will be held from Wednesday, November 6, to Thursday, November 7, with the theme Leveraging Diaspora Resources for Economic Growth.
Some of the areas the programme will be focused on are agribusiness, health care, infrastructure and real estate, entertains, sports, hospitality, tourism, manufacturing, among others.
World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations Development Programmes, United States Agency for International Development, among others are in support of the summit.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Agboola is a respected young leader in the African community in Manitoba, Canada.
He is the director for Youth Mobilization for the African Canadian Cultural Heritage Council of Manitoba. He is also the president of the Nigerian Association for Young Adults of Canada.
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Agboola has participated in many local and international conferences in Netherland, Portugal, Australia and United Nations in New York advancing the interests of immigrants in diaspora particularly African immigrants.
He has published academic research papers on issues of immigrant rights in international journals such as e-cadernos CES in Portugal.
His passion for social development and community empowerment has led him to sit on several boards of non-profit organizations in Canada.
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