A strong delegation from so many countries, including France, Ireland and China arrived Enugu State on Monday ahead of the State’s maiden investment summit, which kicks off today (Tuesday).
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi hosted them at the Government House, where both parties agreed to make the summit a mutually beneficial outing.
Among those who arrived first yesterday were the Consul General of the Embassy of France in Nigeria, Laurent Polonceaux, a Nigeria director of a French Group known as Proparco, Olivier Follin, the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy as well as director of an Irish organization- Sustainable Food Systems Ireland.
They also included members of a conglomerate made up of Chinese, Singaporeans and Nigerians known as Fit Consult/Yuanda Group, including Mr. Wang Yijun of Yuanda Group, Chief Loretta Aniagolu, Mr. Wang Xingjun, Mr. Jiang Xin, Mr. Ronnie Tan all of the Yuandamong others.
Speaking during a brief ceremony at the Government House, Enugu when he received the visitors, Governor Ugwuanyi stated that “this summit is the first of its kind in our state and it would showcase its importance to the world.
“Through this summit, we are also prepared to add value to what we have in our dear state. Enugu state is richly endowed with a lot of variables that when exploited appropriately would spin economic bounties.
“We want to assure all the investors coming to take part in this important summit that we are more than prepared to host the event and add value to the area of housing and other important sectors which would be of help to the economic development of Enugu state”, he told the visitors.