Nigeria aims to further develop ties with Japan during TICAD7 conference


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to Japan to take part in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. (TICAD)

Mr. Buhari is delivering Nigeria’s statement during Plenary Session Three. He’s expected to share his views Nigeria-Japan relations as well as his takeaways from 2018’s TICAD event held in Nairobi.

The 2019 conference is being held in Yokohama under the theme: “Africa and Yokohama, sharing Passion for the Future”.

TICAD7 will focus on Africa’s “economic transformation and improvements in business environment and institution through private investment and innovation; promotion of resilient and sustainable African society for human security; and peace and stability in support of Africa’s domestic proactive efforts.”

The government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993. The United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC) are also taking part.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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