Jonathan to attend Dakar Summit

President Goodluck Jonathan making inaccurate claims at the World Economic Forum 2014

The summit is on financing infrastructure development in Africa.


President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Abuja Saturday evening for Dakar as the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the African Union Summit on Financing Infrastructure Development scheduled to hold in the Senegalese capital on Sunday.

A statement by the president’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said Mr. Jonathan entourage will include the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.

The delegation will join other participating Heads of State and Government, representatives of the United Nations, the African Union, global financial institutions and leading investors in deliberations at the summit aimed at accelerating the implementation of key priority infrastructure projects within the framework of the African Union’s Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

“The President and other participants at the Summit which has been convened under the auspices of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) will also brainstorm on the mobilisation of domestic financial resources for infrastructure development, the creation of conducive policy environments to enhance investments in infrastructure development and the leveraging of Public-Private Partnerships for continental infrastructure transformation.

“The summit is expected to pay particular attention to the evolution of fresh strategies for the financing of high priority infrastructure projects such as regional road and rail networks, power supply and ports development,” Mr. Abati said.

President Jonathan, who will also be accompanied by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed, and his Special Adviser on NEPAD, Fidelia Njeze, is expected to return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit on Sunday.


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  • Truthometer

    Artful dodger is at again.

    • Ide4u

      Let him go, he is more useful abroad than in Nigeria.

      • Ahmad

        And let him also start processing his residence permit. It may come handy.

        • redeem

          even buhari a 2.8m thief is yet to prepare his–is Buhari a Nigerian–

          • Ahmad

            You lack manners and basic home training. Next time address him as “Gen (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari (GCON) and former head of state”.

          • Ide4u

            Are Ijaws Nigerians? We now know that they migrated from Equatorial Guinea

      • redeem

        @wahala the ibo clown Jonathan has achieved more than yr regional leaders who were caught stealing my money in 1960

        • Ide4u

          Talking of clown, we have a glorified no thing clown at Aso Rock who happens to be your uncle. The schools you attended, that is if, were built by those regional leaders with money from Cocoa and Groundnut.

    • redeem

      ihe is not like yours who went about sleeping with whore abroad-

  • redeem

    The APC leaders must remember that: he who steals for you will steal from you. And Nigerians are watching to see how a political charlatan can lead this nation. And the APC Governors should in acceding to Owelle’s antics remember that ‘LOWLINESS IS YOUNG AMBITION’S LADDER WHERE UNTO THE CLIMBER TURN HIS FACE, BUT WHEN HE ATTAINS THE UPMOST HEIGHT, HE THAN UNTO THE LADDER TURNS HIS BACK, LOOKS INTO THE CLOUDS SCORNING THE BASE DEGREES BY WHICH HE DID ASCEND’.

    Since Chief Achike Udenwa with his many supporters because of Rochas antics quit the APC, the Igbo has lost its voice in the Congress. And this has offered and provided Rochas a lot of opportunities to manipulate, blackmail, pretend and claim all sorts of things and situations without any fear of contradiction, and in the process clearly betrayed and compromised the hopes a…nd aspirations of the south east. Another Esau selling his birth right for a pot of portage Rochas must achieve his personal ambition to be president or vice president at the expense of Igbo people a dream that can never be! For God does not allow anything obtained by falsehood and wounding and injuring others unnecessarily to thrive.