Nigeria’s Minister of Trade and Investments, Dr Segun Aganga will launch the ‘Nigerian Shopping Mall’ at the next Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit in London. He is also expected to lead the Bank of Industry, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council and State government officials in face-to-face ‘Deal Room’ discussions with Diasporans and other investors.
NDDIS has been created to assist Nigerians in Diaspora, friends of Nigeria and other investors in the UK and elsewhere to build bridges and overcome bottlenecks in the areas of investment by bringing them in direct contact with important stakeholders from Nigeria. The NDDIS was launched by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida and has helped a few Nigerians from the UK to relocate to Nigeria to set up their own businesses.
The project links investors with the business opportunities available across Nigeria by working with Federal and States governments, Agencies, Banks and entrepreneurs to present business plans and incentives to investors in London.
In addition, NDDIS brings access to hundreds of contracts, worth millions of dollars to Nigerians at home and in the diaspora and to friends of Nigeria.
- Keynote Address and Launch of the ‘London Shopping Mall’: Dr. Segun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investments.
- Launching of the ‘Nigerian Diaspora Export Programme (NDEP)’ and the mechanisms in place for Nigerians in the Diaspora to key into programme:Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, CEO, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
- Access to Funding for MSMEs and the possibilities for Counterpart Funding:Mr. Waheed Olagunju, Acting MD, Bank of Industry.
Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, Scarsdale Place Kensington, London W8 5SY (The hotel is just about 3 minutes walk from the Kensington High Street station).
Date: 12th and 13th June 2014
Time: 9.30AM prompt
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The Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Sarki Dalhatu Tafida OFR, CFR, will declare the Summit open.
Other Special Guests and Speakers: The Chief Servant, Aliyu Babangida, Governor of Niger State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, Governor of Kaduna State, Liye Imoke, Governor of Cross Rivers state, Segun Aganga, The Minister of Trade and Investments, Mrs. Abike Dabiri- Erewa, Chairperson, Diaspora Committee, House of Representatives, Segun Awolowo, CEO, NEPC, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Hassan, Acct. Executive Secretary, NIPC.