President Bola Tinubu is expected to depart Abuja for the G-20 Leaders Summit in New Delhi, India on Monday.
President Tinubu is participating in the Summit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, explained in a statement that the President will participate in and deliver keynote addresses at both the Nigeria-India Presidential Roundtable and the Nigeria-India Business Conference on the sidelines of the Summit.
The CEO Roundtable will be attended by prominent Indian private sector industrialists, Nigerian private sector industrialists, and senior government officials from both nations.
According to the statement, "The President intends to use this platform to attract global capital and promote increased foreign direct investments in critical labor-intensive sectors of Nigeria’s economy for job creation and revenue growth.
"Furthermore, he will use this occasion to emphasize Nigeria’s attractiveness as an investment destination, outlining his cross-sectoral reform plan as outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda.
"Given the President’s well-known expertise in attracting investment to Lagos State, prominent industrialists have sought separate private meetings with him at the summit.
“The President’s itinerary will include bilateral meetings with a cross-section of world leaders from four distinct continents, representing both G-20 and non-G20 nations. These engagements are intended to strengthen economic, trade, and investment partnerships for mutual benefit.”
The statement continued, "At the G20 Summit, the Nigerian leader is anticipated to share Nigeria’s perspective on the theme “One Earth-One Family-One Future,” which emphasizes the need for global unity to address the challenges facing humanity and the planet.
"With a collective contribution of up to 80% of global GDP, 75% of international trade, and 60% of the world’s population, the G-20 represents a significant economic power bloc of socioeconomic opportunity and geopolitical stability.
Although Nigeria’s membership in the G-20 is desirable, the government has begun extensive consultations to determine the benefits and hazards associated with membership.
"This is consistent with the President’s desire to democratize foreign policy and articulate policy formulation and implementation through a Whole-of-Society and Whole-of-Government approach that accomplishes the nation’s long-term strategic goals.
“Once consultations are complete, the government will determine whether or not to apply to join, as necessary. The participation of President Tinubu at the G-20 Summit in India is, in part, geared toward achieving this goal.”
President Tinubu is accompanied by the following ministers: Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy; and Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.