Breaking: Tinubu Departs Nigeria for 2-Day Summit, Details Emerge

Breaking: Tinubu Departs Nigeria for 2-Day Summit, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu will attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India with other world leaders from September 9 to 10
  • According to the presidential spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu's trip will attract foreign direct investment into the country
  • Ngelale disclosed that Tinubu will be meeting with Brazil President da Silva, German Chancellor, Olaf Schultz, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and a few other heads of state

State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be attending the upcoming G-20 Summit in New Delhi, India, from Saturday, September 9th to Sunday, September 10th.

Bola Tinubu, India, G20 summit
The presidency revealed that Tinubu will use the G20 Summit trip to attract foreign investments into Nigeria. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

Addressing the State House correspondents on Friday, September 1st, the spokesman for the president, Ajuri Ngelale said the trip is expected to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country, Channels TV reported.

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According to him, Tinubu will be hosting a round table made up of more than 20 Chief Executive Officers of major industries across multiple sectors of the Indian economy.

The president is also expected to meet with a cross-section of Heads of State such as Germany, India, South Korea, amongst others on the sidelines of the G-20, Daily Trust report added.

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