Osinbajo To Lead Investment Roadshow In US
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to lead a public-private sector collaborative investment roadshow to the United States.
He will also be speaking to global industry leaders in information technology and entertainment at the Silicon Valley in San Francisco and Hollywood in Los Angeles, California from today (Monday) to Wednesday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed these in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
Akande said Osinbajo, who left Nigeria on Saturday for the US, would be joined on the investment roadshow by members of the recently-inaugurated Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity, an integral part of the National Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council.
According to him, the roadshow is designed to showcase the continued improvement in Nigeria’s business environment to entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders in both American cities.
Akande added that during the trip, Osinbajo would emphasise on a number of the present administration’s policies such as the doing business reforms, which he noted had improved the country’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2017.
He stated, “During the US trip, the Vice President will also visit the headquarters of some leading global technology companies.
“There will also be sessions with investors, fund managers and large US technology companies as well as presentations by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, the Bank of Industry, and the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat.
“Other aspects of the Vice President’s trip will be to showcase to the world the progress and strides in the country’s technology, innovation and creative space by Nigerian technology start-ups and entertainment industry practitioners.”