June 25, 2024

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Tinubu leads Dangote, Otedola, Elumelu, Ovia, Onyema, 33 other tycoons to India

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu is leading 38 businessmen and industry leaders to attend the Nigeria-India Presidential roundtable and conference in New Delhi, It kicks off Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

The event, organised by the Nigerian High Commission in India is in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC). It would be addressed by Tinubu.

Prominent Nigerian tycoons and investors in the delegation include Africa’s richest man and chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; chairman of Femi Otedola Foundation, Femi Otedola; chairman/CEO of GIG Group, Chidi Ajaere; and chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema.

News of all these broke through Nigerian High Commissioner to India, Ambassador Ahmed Sule who, in a letter to the Indian High Commission in Abuja, requested for entry visas for the captains of commerce and industry listed.

Tinubu to attend G-20 Summit

Other prominent businessmen expected to attend the event include Alhaji Abdul Sama Rabiu, Kola Karim, Julius Rone, Hajiya Bola Shagaya and Folurunsho Alakija. There are also Mohammed Indimi, Prince Arthur Eze, Chief Razak Akanni Okoya (Eleganza), Sir Emeka Offor, Cosmas Maduka, Jim Ovia, Adewale Tinubu, among others.

Many more names on the list include Sir Emeka Offor, CEO ofChrome Group; Chief Razak Akanni Okoya, director of Eleganza Industrial City Ltd; Prince Arthur Eze, CEO of Atlas Oronto Petroleum Ltd; Cosmas Maduka, president/chairman of Coscharis Group Ltd; Alhaji Dr Musbahu Mohammed Bashir, Althani Group of Companies; Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank Plc; Dr Oritsedere Otubu, chairman, EKEDC; Gbenga Agboola, CE of Flutterwave (FinTech); Dr. Fidealis Ayebae of Fidson Healthcare Plc; Dr. Okey Okoli of SKG Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; and Dr. Stella Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. There are others.

Meanwhile, Tinubu is also expected to be in India on a special invitation to attend the upcoming G-20 Summit in New Delhi, scheduled to hold between September 9 and 10.