Nigeria is ready to host the 24th  edition of world economic forum on Africa and has already attracted 400 million dollar foreign direct investment interest from multinational companies towards achieving inclusive growth and job creation.

The coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala stated this at a WEFA-NIGERIA joint media briefing in Abuja.

Finance and economy correspondent cliff Ayozie reports.

In spite of prevailing challenges the world economic forum believes Nigeria has more to offer Africa and the world. huge opportunities in diverse sectors, large population and youthful workforce, amassing market that guarantees return on investment, consistent GDP growth at 7% and Africa’s largest economy.

Yet inequality persists. Forging inclusive growth and creating jobs, director world economic forum on Africa says requires Nigeria’s leadership.

Minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy,  Ngozi Okonjo Iweala says achieving sustainable development that creates jobs remains priority as two initiatives on skills and safe schools will be launched during the forum. With two MNCS to invest 400million dollars Nigeria, the minister highlighted areas of interest to the nation..

But how ready is Nigeria to tap into the opportunities provided by over 1000 global economic and political leaders at WEFA.




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