Abuja – The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on May 19, address the United Kingdom Parliament on Nigeria’s diversification agenda in Westminster, London.
This is contained in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr Olayinka Oyebode, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
The statement said that the minister was invited by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in UK to address the Parliament on “Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Sector: Alternative Investment Opportunities.
It said the meeting would afford the minister the opportunity to discuss investment opportunities in the Nigerian minerals sector with the parliamentarians, policy makers and business executives.
The statement said that the occasion would bring together British Parliamentarians, Diaspora stakeholders, policy-makers, business representatives, diplomats, civil society representatives, media, academics and other experts in the sector.
“The minister will share his views to transform Nigeria’s solid minerals sector, the value of the sector for Nigeria as the country seeks to diversify from oil and the opportunities for investment.
“The APPG is an independent and impartial cross-party group of British parliamentarians which seeks to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the UK and Nigeria’’.
The statement said that the event was also aimed at increasing the profile of Nigeria in the British parliament and support development and democracy in Nigeria. (NAN)