By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
How to unlock the immeasurable potentials of Nigeria to the benefits of its people to deliver jobs, prosperity and security to all component units will take centre stage at the London Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 25, when former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will deliver a major economic speech.
a statement issued by his Media Office said the keynote speech titled “The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems”, will lay bare novel and real prescriptions that when implemented will help Nigerian states come out from their economic quagmire and ultimately gets Nigeria working again.
It said the Chatham keynote speech is one in a series of engagements by the PDP presidential hopeful to showcase the possibilities that exist in Nigeria and how to unlock its huge potentials to the good of all Nigerians.
According to the statement from his media office, Atiku Abubakar will also deliver another major keynote speech at the Invest Africa and British Council for Africa ‘Annual Debate’. It said the former Vice President will be speaking alongside Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary of the United Kingdom Government, on the subject of “Building new trade partnerships in Africa”
it said these engagements are a follow-up to Atiku Abubakar’s meeting in June of 2017 with Liam Fox and Prime Minister Theresa May, where they discussed the UK’s plan for increased trade with Nigeria post-Brexit.
The PDP presidential hopeful will also be the guest of honour at a lunch on Nigerian inward investment to be hosted by Lord Anthony St John (former UK Minister for Africa) and be a guest speaker at Round Table of key UK business leaders keen in investing in Nigeria at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, the statement said.
“The visit to the UK by Atiku Abubakar, one of Nigeria’s most successful business leaders and foremost advocates for restructuring and free trade, is a continuation of his life-long commitment to find real solutions to help rescue Nigeria from its current economic crisis and set it on the path of economic growth and prosperity”, it said.