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Obasanjo to chair Jigawa Economic Summit – Commissioner

By on May 25, 2013

The Jigawa Government said on Thursday that it had concluded plans for the successful hosting of its 2013 Economic Summit to be chaired by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Babandi said in Dutse that the summit was part of efforts to attract investment to the state.

Babandi said that the summit would hold from May 29 to May 31 and that a former member of the British Parliament, Lord Boateng, would declare the summit open, while Obasanjo would chair the event and deliver the keynote address.

According to him, a sizable number of investors from within and outside the country are expected to attend the summit.

He said that all the necessary arrangement had been concluded to ensure a hitch-free summit.

“The event is going to come up on May 29; it is going to be an investors’ round table, whereby a lot of potential investors are invited to discuss the possibility of bringing capital investment to Jigawa State.

“There will be other three plenary on the 30th. The plenary include that of agriculture; solid mineral; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as small and medium scale industries.

“There will be a feedback report on May 31. Everything has been concluded with the regards to the summit.“

Babandi said that the summit was part of activities line-up to mark the 2013 Democracy Day in the state.

[Daily Times]