For Immediate Release
PRESIDENT BANDA INVITED AS SPECIAL GUEST OF NIGERIAN PRESIDENT
LUSAKA, September 27, 2010 – His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia will on Wednesday leave for Nigeria where he has been invited as a Special Guest of His Excellency, Mr. Jonathan Goodluck, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the 50th Independence Anniversary.
The President will join other African Heads of State and Government at the events marking the 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations from September 30th to October 2, 2010. President Banda will also use the occasion to showcase Zambia’s investment opportunities to Nigerian investors at the Zambia-Nigeria Business Forum to be held in Abuja.
“Zambia draws strength from Nigeria’s progress in the various fields of development in the last fifty years,” President Banda said ahead of his trip to Nigeria.
President Banda will be accompanied by over 50 Zambian businessmen and women who will also attend the Investment Forum in Nigeria. The Zambian businessmen and women have financed their trip and chartered an aircraft, which left for Nigeria today, Monday September 2010. The President said he was happy that the Zambian investors responded positively to the invitation to join him on his historic visit to Nigeria.
The President will be accompanied by Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Hon. Felix Mutati, MP, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Hon. Ronnie Shikapwashya, MP and other Senior Government Officials. The Presidential delegation will return as soon as they complete the scheduled business in Nigeria.
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