Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently at the Financial Times Africa Summit themed “What Makes Africa Work”.
The Vice President left for London, where the event is taking place, yesterday and he’s expected back today. Professor Osinbajo delivered the keynote address at the summit which also featured Aliko Dangote and Isabel dos Santos as speakers.
The Financial Times Africa Summit is one of the leading global conferences that often discuss Africa’s problems with governance, commodity, poverty and infrastructural deficit. This year, the #FTAfrica Summit less on theproblems and more on what works.
According to Professor Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, “Osinbajo will discuss the increasing economic prospects in Africa and detail the progress of the Buhari administration, especially through the Federal Government’s medium-term Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), to the global audience. This is apparently in keeping with the aspirations of the Summit to ensure that “Africa tells its own stories and learning from its own complex and diverse experience.”
Escorted by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed and others, Professor Osinbajo highlighted the things that work in Africa using examples of ingenious individuals and resilient start-ups like Konga, Andela, Flutterwave during his keynote address.