President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to lead a delegation of 38 prominent members of the Nigerian private sector to the Nigeria-India Presidential roundtable and conference scheduled to take place in New Delhi, India. This significant event is being organized by the Nigerian High Commission in India, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC).
Ambassador Ahmed Sule, the Nigerian High Commissioner to India, provided insight into the delegation in a letter addressed to the Indian High Commission in Abuja. The letter also requested entry visas for these leading businessmen and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).
Among the distinguished business leaders expected to attend the event are Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Alhaji Abdul Sama Rabiu, Femi Otedola, Kola Karim, Hajiya Bola Shagaya, and Folurunsho Alakija, among others.
The conference is anticipated to be addressed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu himself, who will lead the Nigerian delegation in discussing bilateral relations and opportunities for collaboration between Nigeria and India.
Ambassador Ahmed Sule’s letter stated, “In this regard, the High Commission wishes to request the esteemed Indian High Commissioner in Abuja and the Consulate-General in Lagos to kindly grant the appropriate entry visas to the aforementioned Private Sector CEOs, to enable them to attend the conference accordingly.”
This conference represents a significant step in strengthening economic and trade ties between Nigeria and India and fostering collaboration between the private sectors of both nations. It provides a platform for prominent business leaders to engage in discussions that can potentially lead to mutually beneficial partnerships and investments.