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Message from HE Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria I am delighted to invite you to attend the Nigerian International Investors Forum (NIIF) 2012 in Abuja on 27 - 29 June 2012. My administration is very committed to the establishment of a strong foundation on which to build development for Nigerians with equal opportunities for all. We have therefore prioritised power generation and distribution, tackling corruption and security for Nigeria and the Niger Delta, along with Water, Health, Transport and an improved business environment for job creation and human empowerment. Building on the past decade of sustained economic and democratic development, I believe the nation has an abundance of significant opportunities to be explored for development and investment including bridging the infrastructure gap, revitalising agriculture and manufacturing, and rebalancing the dependence on oil. The challenge of generating inclusive development and improving national capacity and skills are also critical to achieving high growth rates. The NIIF provides a good platform to focus on how the private and public sector can forge sustainable partnerships in respect of reaching the national objective which is to become one of the top global economic leaders by the year 2020. With this abundance of investment opportunities, we will be glad to welcome a selected audience of business leaders and investors to assist the achievement of these goals. This Nigerian International Investors Forum will be organised by NIPC in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council and Image Affairs Nigeria. I hope that you will be able to attend this important event and look forward to welcoming you to Abuja.

Goodluck Jonathan

Message from Dr. Mohan Kaul Co-Chair, Commonwealth Business Council I am delighted that CBC is organising the 2nd Nigeria International Investors Forum in partnership with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission and Image Affairs Nigeria. As Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council, I am looking forward to returning to one of the most dynamic, fastest growing and entrepreneurial countries in Africa, if not the world. This year’s Forum will build on the success of the Inaugural Forum held in 2011, by showcasing the tremendous opportunities available to international investors in Nigeria. This year the Forum will have a strong State Level programme, and will be addressed by a number of State Governors alongside Federal Ministers and representatives of international business. I look forward to meeting you in Abuja

Message from Eng. Mustafa Bello Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission It is with great pleasure that I again welcome you to the 2nd Nigeria International Investment Forum in Abuja. The











endowed with as well as show you the economic transformation agenda of President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. Nigeria has huge market potential and abundant natural resources and the Nigerian Government is dedicated to creating a business friendly climate that is attractive to international investors. To achieve this, the NIPC is reviewing investment policies and sector specific incentives in the country. As we partner with the Commonwealth Business Council and Image Affairs Nigeria, in organising a resounding event, we urge you to take advantage of this all-important forum and visit Nigeria. You are heartily welcome! Thank you and God bless.

Message from H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs Nigeria I am delighted on behalf of Image Affairs Nigeria, to express our commitment to the success of this 2nd Nigeria International Investment Forum, through a deepening collaborative partnership with two formidable and complementary organisations, The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission and the Commonwealth Business Council. Just as Africa is acknowledged as the new frontier for growth, Nigeria's

offer of an

unparalleled spectrum of opportunity for such enterprise is equally recognised and has therefore come to be the focus of this unique investment forum. At this conference prospective investors will receive all the information they will need to fully appreciate the business opportunities that abound in Nigeria. Image Affairs Nigeria are thus pleased to welcome you all to this dynamic and invaluable African investment forum.

Forum Programme Day One - Wednesday 27 June 09:00 - 18:00


Invest in Nigeria Exhibition Organised and opened by Chief Edem Duke, Hon. Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation* Eng. Mustafa Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission*

20:30 - 23:00

Nigeria International Investment Awards dinner - State House

Hosted by H.E Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Republic of Nigeria* Hon. Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, Minister of National Planning* Hon. Amb Olugbenga Ashiru, Minister of Foreign Affairs* H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs Nigeria Hon Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister for Trade and Investment* Keynote address: Aliko Dangote, President & Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group*

Day Two - Thursday 28 June 08:00 – 09:00


09:30 – 11:00

Opening Ceremony: Nigeria, ‘Africa’s premier global investment destination’ It is predicted that by 2050 Nigeria will be the nation with the largest GDP in Africa. This session will examine the opportunities and challenges to realise that outcome through accelerated economic growth, trade and investment and enterprise development. Dr. Mohan Kaul, Co-Chair, Commonwealth Business Council* Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank and Board Member, Commonwealth Business Council* Hon Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister for Finance* Hon Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister for Trade and Investment* Keynote Address: H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, President of The Republic of Nigeria*

11:00 – 11:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00

Plenary 1: Investing in Energy: Power The Government of Nigeria has made power and infrastructure investment a priority. The Road Map for Power sector Reform sets out the strategy to help achieve the goal of generating 20,000 MW by 2015 and 40,000 MW by 2020. This will require an estimated $85 billion of investment and creates major opportunities for investors. This session will discuss ways and means of achieving those aims with private sector involvement. Hon Professor Bart Nnaji, Minister of Power*

13:00 – 14:30

Nigerian State Lunch: Hosted by Governor, Nigerian State 1*

14:30 – 16:00

Plenary 2: Mining and Minerals - Nigeria’s abundance of untapped resources Having thrived prior to the 1970s, the country’s mining sector is ready to be reinvigorated as part of plans to diversify beyond oil and gas. Coal offers a good potential with some 640 million tonnes of proven reserves and over 2.75 billion tonnes of inferred reserves. Steel is a top non-energy mining priority, essential to support rising demand for construction and development, which will require development of the domestic industry supported by iron ore production. Chair: Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Group Advisory Board and Co-Chair, Australia – Nigeria Trade and Investment Council* Hon Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada, Minister of Mines and Steel Development*

16:00 – 16:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

16:30 – 18:00

Business Roundtable A: Oil & Gas Production

Hon Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources* Augustine Olurunsola, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)* Augustine O. Oniwon. GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Resources (NNPC)*

Business Roundtable B: Telecommunications Hon. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology* Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman NCC*

Business Roundtable C: Manufacturing Aliko Dangote, President/ CEO Dangote Group* Yinka Akande, DG/CEO Manufacturers Association of Nigeria* Dr. Isuwa K. Adamu, DG/CEO Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology*

Forum Programme Day Three - Friday 29 June 08:30 – 09:30

Networking Breakfast

09:30 – 11:00

Plenary 3: Agriculture - Nigeria's next growth market Agriculture, which accounts for about 30% of GDP and two thirds of employment, is ripe for development with new approaches to commercialise the sector with technology and modern production methods. Grains, cassava, poultry, cocoa and fisheries have great potential and could benefit from modern management. Agro-processing offers good opportunities to cater to the sizable domestic market. Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources* Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili, Vice President World Bank Africa region, World Bank* Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Niger State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum* Dr. Kenneth Baker, World Agricultural Forum Chairman*

11:00 – 11:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00

Nigerian State Investment Roundtable: Hosted by Governor, Nigerian State 2*

13:00 – 14:30

State Lunch: Hosted by Governor, Nigerian State 3*

14:30 – 16:00

Business Roundtable D: Aviation, taking off in new directions Hon. Stella Oduah - Ogiemwonyi, Minister of Aviation* George Uriesi, MD/CEO, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)* Dr. Harold Demuren, Director General of Nigerian Aviation Authority*

Business Roundtable E: Housing and Construction Part 1. Hon. Amal Pepple, CFR, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Nigeria* Arc. Terver Gemade, Federal Housing Authority Nigeria*

Part 2. Hon. Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works* Business Roundtable F: Transportation Hon. Idris A. Umar, Minister of Transport*

16:00 – 16:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

16:30 – 18:00

Plenary 4: Public Private Partnerships and PFI - Private sector joins Government to sustain economic growth Increased investment in infrastructure will be essential to underpin accelerated economic growth and Private Public Partnerships (PPP) offer a mechanism to share risk as well as increase private sector participation. This session will focus on priority projects and sectors that are ripe for PPPs. Bolanie Onagorawa, Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprise* Mansur Ahmed, Director General, Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission*

18:00– 18:15

Conclusion: Invest in Nigeria, the Way Forward

*to be confirmed

Doing Business at the Nigeria International Investment Forum The Forum will feature a project portfolio of investment proposals that are looking for funding, equity or business partners in the country. This will enable participants to meet with potential investors, investment bankers, and potential knowledge partners to present their projects. Project summaries will be available in advance to interested investors and partners, and project holders will be available for one-to-one meetings. Projects will be organised by sector and include business plans with identified requirements in terms of investment required, technical and knowledge based requirements. For potential Investors, this is an opportunity to establish strong partnerships and explore investment opportunities in key sectors such as ICT, financial services, infrastructure, agriculture and manufacturing.

B2B Forum activities will include: A project book and online webpage with summaries of projects and short profiles of potential partners/investors A webpage with documents linked to the home page of CBC and the sponsor The opportunity to present sector strategies in breakout sessions of the Forum


HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria and Aigboje Aig�Imoukhuede, Group Managing Director, Access Bank, at Commonwealth Business Forum Perth 2011

HE Mohammed Namadi Sambo, Vice President of Nigeria and Dr Mohan Kaul, CBC Co-Chair, at a CBC Members Lunch in London

Hon Professor Bart Nnaji, Minister of Power addressing the Ministerial Power Summit 2012 in London

HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria and Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Group Advisory Board and Co-Chair, Australia – Nigeria Trade and Investment Council, at the Commonwealth Business Forum Perth 2011

HE Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, with H. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN Chairman, Image Affairs at the

Evelyn Opotu, CEO, Bank of Industry Addressing the Commonwealth Business Forum, 2011

Lamido Sanusi Governor, The Central Bank of Nigeria, Addressing African Central Bank Governors Meeting, 2011

The Organisers Commonwealth Business Council The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) was established in 1997 with a direct mandate from Heads of Commonwealth Governments to promote trade and investment amongst 54 member nations and increase economic linkages with non‐member countries. CBC’s goal is to achieve economic empowerment for shared global prosperity through the enhancement of private sector contribution to social and economic development. For more information please visit our website

Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission NIPC is a Federal Government Agency in Nigeria which was established to encourage, promote, and coordinate investments in Nigeria. The Agency provides services for the grant of business entry permits, licenses, authorizations and incentives in a One-Stop-Shop environment. The services are provided in a co-ordinated, streamlined, efficient and transparent manner to meet the needs of investors. NIPC is working in partnership with the CBC and IAN.

Image Affairs Nigeria Image Affairs Nigeria Ltd was incorporated in 2009, the company was formed to preserve, promote and develop the positive image of Nigeria and provides prospective investors with access to first-hand information regarding the opportunities open to them in Nigeria. Image Affairs Nigeria Ltd is engaged as a consultant to the Nigerian investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and also acts as a senior representative of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in Nigeria, and partners with both NIPC and CBC on a number of Investment driven projects and programmes. The company’s motto is: One Nation, One People, One Destination.

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