World leaders including President Goodluck Jonathan are in Cape Town, South Africa for the World Economic Forum focusing on “Delivering on Africa’s promise”.
In continuation of his efforts to promote rapid national economic growth and
development, Mr Jonathan is leading key members of Nigeria’s Economic Management Team to the Forum where regional and global leaders will assemble to brainstorm on new strategies for accelerating economic diversification and the availability of essential infrastructure on the continent.
The theme of the Forum, according to Presidential Media Advisor, Reuben Abati is expected to provide a platform for African leaders in government, business and civil society and their counterparts from other regions of the world to deepen the continent’s integration agenda and renew their commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development that will further unlock Africa’s potentials and talents.
President Jonathan and his delegation will also participate in the Grow Africa Investment Forum being jointly hosted in Cape Town by the African Union, the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and the World Economic Forum to accelerate investments and transformative change in African agriculture based on national agricultural priorities, and in support of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme.
Mr Jonathan is accompanied on the trip by the Governors of Zamfara in the north, Anambra in south-east and his home state, Bayelsa- south-south, as well as businessmen like Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Oba Otudeko and Tony Elumelu.
The Ministers on his entourage include ministers of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru; Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Petroleum Resources, Diezani
Allison-Madueke;Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga; and Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina.