Following the success of the first Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit, Nigerians in the UK will gather once again to attend the 2 day Business to Business event.
The delegates will have the opportunity to interact with representatives of Nigerian states, Federal Ministries and agencies on one hand and private businesses and people, on the other, to discuss investment opportunities and how they can invest and support Micro, small and medium enterprises and the vast mining sector in Nigeria.
According to a statement released today by the NDDIS committee said, “The Diaspora is an unexpected opportunity for Nigeria. we have an ambitious plan to mobilise them to lead in the stimulation of the economic growth of Nigeria.”
The summit will aim to showcase the expertise of Nigerians in the UK who are eager to invest in the opportunities available in Niger, Kaduna and cross Rivers States.
According to the NDDIS, the aim of the event is to address bottlenecks in diaspora investment in Nigeria as previous research shows that there is keen interest in sharing in the economic growth and wealth creation that is being achieved in Nigeria, but there is a knowledge gap and lack of awareness of the practical support that is available to investors in the Diaspora.
The NDDIS Summit is being held in collaboration with the UK Trade and Investment, Business council for Africa, British African Business Alliance and The foreign Office.
Representatives and delegates are expected from the governments of NIger, Kaduna and Cross Rivers states who will be on hand to talk through potential avenues for investment within their respective states as well as incentives for potential investors at the event.
The initiative is promoted by Bimbo Roberts Folayan, Chair of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK. The NDDIS Summit is sponsored by the Nigeria High Commission London, Shell, Arik Air, BCA and British African Business Alliance.