Buhari, Osinbajo absent as other African leaders attend Investment Forum 2022 in Cote D’Ivoire


President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo are absent at the ongoing African Investment Forum in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.


This is as the President of the African Development Bank, AFDB, Adewumi Adesina highlighted the gains of investing in the continent.


It was gathered that other African leaders, such as the Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire, Patrick Archi, and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo are present at the event.


Others are the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnagagwa, President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Taylor.


The Forum is themed “Building Economic Resilience Through Sustainable Investments”, targeted at attracting investment to the African Continent.


In his remarks, PM Cote D’Ivoire, Archi said the country is doing everything within its power to scale up investment in young people.


“Purchasing power of our population is growing, so the most important market will be Africa’s market. 60% of this market will be young people…in terms of talent, in terms of capacity…it’s a huge potential to unlock”, he said.


Also, the Vice President of Liberia, Taylor called for women’s inclusion in Microcredit.


“We shouldn’t limit women to microcredit because it never helps us to actually grow and develop,” she remarks.


Meanwhile, the AFDB president, Adesina noted that Africa remains an investment frontier in the world.


He said, “Africa is the investment frontier in the world – today and in the future”, he stated.


The AIF is a two-day event from 2nd to 4th November 2022.

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