VP Osinbajo meets Jack Ma

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (R) and Mr Jack Ma (L)

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has met Mr Jack Ma, co-founder and former executive chairman of the globally renowned Alibaba Group, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He is in the country to as the guest speaker at the first-ever Digital Economy Summit with the theme, “Leveraging Digital Economy for Trade & Investment” at the Statehouse Banquet Hall, Abuja on November 14–15.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment said the summit is in line with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s drive to diversify the economy and lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next ten years while taking advantage of the opportunities in the digital economy.

Designed to focus on how best to support the growth of a new expanding industry as part of the readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Digital Economy Summit is hosted by the Ministers of Industry, Trade & Investment, Communications & Digital Economy, and Science & Technology.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere