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Liberia’s new President, Joseph Boakai, others confirm attendance at Africa Economic Summit 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa

Abuja, Nigeria – May 20, 2024

As anticipation builds for the Africa Economic Summit 2024, esteemed leaders including President Joseph Boakai, President of Liberia, have confirmed their attendance.

The summit, scheduled for June 3-4, 2024, at the prestigious Continental Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, will convene under the theme “Africa: Riding the Crest of Global Economic and Political Volatility.”

The chosen theme reflects the continent’s resilience in the face of global economic and political challenges, highlighting Africa’s determination to navigate turbulent waters and emerge stronger and more prosperous. Against the vibrant backdrop of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the summit promises to be a catalyst for dynamic discussions, innovative solutions, and impactful collaborations.

Dr. Brian Reuben, Founder of Africa Economic Summit, expressed his excitement for the upcoming event, stating, “The Africa Economic Summit serves as a testament to Africa’s resilience and potential in the face of global volatility. As we gather in Abuja, Nigeria, we have a unique opportunity to harness Africa’s strengths and chart a course towards sustainable economic growth and development.”

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, President of Africa Economic Summit 2024, emphasized the importance of collective action in addressing Africa’s economic challenges. “Africa is at a critical juncture, and it is imperative that we come together to navigate the complexities of global economic and political volatility,” he stated. “Through collaboration and innovation, we can unlock Africa’s vast potential and pave the way
for a brighter future for all.”

Joining President Boakai and other distinguished leaders are Rt Hon. Fabakary Jatta, the Speaker of the National Assembly from Gambia; Rt Hon Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives from Nigeria; and Prof. Ludeki Chweya, the Director-General of Kenya School of Government and Mr. Boss Mustapha, former Secretary to the Government of Nigeria. Their participation underscores the Summit’s commitment to fostering inclusive dialogue and exploring holistic solutions to Africa’s economic challenges.

Additionally, the Summit will feature prominent figures including Mr. Yoofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre; Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite – Hon Minister of Trade, Industry and investment, Hon Sheikh Al Moustapha Kouyateh – Ambassador-At-Large, Republic of Liberia, Hon. Simple Chithyola Banda, Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs from Malawi; and Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, Executive Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council from Nigeria.

Others include Hon. Muruli Mukasa, Minister of Public Service, Uganda and Hon Uche Nnaji – Hon Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Nigeria.

Together with other distinguished speakers, they will engage in thought-provoking discussions, share invaluable insights, and explore innovative approaches to propel Africa towards sustainable economic growth and prosperity. Several other confirmations are expected including from the President of Nigeria and the Gambia in the next few days ahead of the Summit.

With engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and strategic collaborations, the Africa Economic Summit 2024 offers a unique platform for stakeholders to shape the continent’s economic future. As Africa continues to ride the crest of global economic and political volatility, this summit serves as a beacon of hope, unity, and progress.


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