Tue 12-12-2017 18:44 PM

Nigeria announces participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 12th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Nigeria has announced its participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

The confirmation was delivered by Mohammed Dansanta Rimi, Ambassador of Nigeria to UAE, to H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Expo 2020, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the ideal platform for Nigeria to demonstrate how its Economic Recovery Growth Plan 2017-2020, is working to overcome a recent economic recession and to achieve stability, ensure energy sufficiency, guarantee agriculture and food security, encourage foreign direct investment, and build youth capability to take the country into the future.

"People and innovation are at the heart of World Expos, which is why we are delighted to welcome Nigeria as the latest country to formally announce its participation at Expo 2020 Dubai," Sheikh Ahmed said.

Ambassador Rimi, said, "Expo 2020 Dubai will be an unmissable opportunity for Nigeria to showcase the hard work we are doing to ensure economic growth and progress for our country in both the short and long term. We want to show the world how we are working to improve the lives of our youth and people, while opening up our economy and encouraging foreign investment – and Expo will be the ideal platform for us to do so."


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