President Bola Tinubu is set to depart Abuja on Monday to attend the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India, on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
This was disclosed by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.
He stated that, on the sidelines of the Summit, the President will participate in and deliver keynote addresses at both the Nigeria-India Presidential Roundtable and the Nigeria-India Business Conference.
According to Ngelale, the CEO Roundtable will be attended by leading industrialists in the Indian private sector, Nigerian industrialists, as well as senior government officials from both countries.
He pointed out that President Tinubu will use the platform to showcase Nigeria as an investment hub. “He will present his cross-sectoral reform plan, known as the Renewed Hope Agenda,” Ngelale noted.
According to Ngelale, leading industrialists have requested separate private meetings with President Tinubu at the Summit. “Given his track record in attracting investments to Lagos State, it’s understandable that key industry players want to engage with him,” he said.
Ngelale further elaborated that the President’s itinerary includes bilateral meetings with a diverse set of world leaders. “These meetings involve countries from four different continents, both within and outside the G-20,” he stated. “The intention is to strengthen economic, trade, and investment partnerships for mutual benefit.”
“At the G-20 Summit, President Tinubu will articulate Nigeria’s view on the theme ‘One Earth-One Family-One Future,'” Ngelale indicated. This theme aims to underscore the necessity for global unity in addressing challenges that humanity and the planet face.
Regarding Nigeria’s potential membership in the G-20, Ngelale stated that the government is undergoing consultations to weigh the benefits and risks. “The participation of President Tinubu in the G-20 Summit aligns with the government’s objective to make an informed decision on whether or not to apply for G-20 membership,” he concluded.
Accompanying the President will be key members of his cabinet including Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Wale Edun, Minister of Finance; Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy; and Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
President Tinubu is expected to return to Nigeria immediately following the conclusion of the Summit.
President Tinubu will return to Nigeria immediately following the conclusion of the Summit.