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General News of Monday, 13 June 2022


Osinbajo leaves for Abidjan to attend Africa CEO forum

Yemi Osinbajo Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Sunday departed Abuja for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to participate alongside other leaders in the continent and beyond, at the annual summit of the Africa CEO Forum taking place from June 13 to 14 2022.

According to a release issued by Osinbajo’s Media Aide, Laolu Akande, the forum (organised by Jeune Afrique Media Group in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank), is Africa’s largest private-sector event which features conferences, debates and high-level meetings dedicated to highlighting the role of the private sector in the development of the continent.

The Vice President will join President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and other business and political leaders in the opening panel in discussing the topic “Economic Sovereignty: From Ambition to Action”.

Osinbajo is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with different stakeholders including United Nations SG’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty, Queen Maxima of Netherlands and the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, IFC, Makhtar Diop among others.

The Vice President, who is accompanied by the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu, is expected back later on Monday.

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