Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has been invited for the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), slated for April 2018 in the United Kingdom, London.

During the event, over 5,000 top leaders from business, politics, academia and culture will come together to showcase the Commonwealth’s vibrant and diverse network. This is a unique and historic opportunity to promote and celebrate the very best of the Commonwealth to a global audience.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, during an interactive session in a live radio programme on Thursday, disclosed that the invitation to Governor Emmanuel by the Commonwealth Business Forum, which is jointly organised by the Government of Malta and the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, is a pointer to the wide global acceptance and acknowledgement of the Governor as a trustworthy leader of integrity and transparency whose performance has received national and international acclaim.

He emphasized that, having reached the top echelon of the banking industry in one of the “A” list highbrow banks in Nigeria while under 30 years of age before being called upon to serve his people as Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel towers high as a reputable brand in business development and management, and added that this quality is the defining factor for the invitation by Commonwealth Business Forum for his qualitative governance of Akwa Ibom State.

According Mr Udoh, with companies like the Syringe, Electric Metering, Pencils and Toothpicks factories as well as the upcoming Plastic, Coconut Refinery and Flour mills, the people of the State are open to a wide range of business opportunities including; Operators of machines, Suppliers, Distributorship, Drivers, Cleaners, Security, among others, reiterating that people living within the environ of such companies also stand to benefit from petty trading on recharge cards, water, restaurant business and even community development service of the companies.

The Info Boss therefore called on unemployed youths and interested members of the State to avail themselves of the new vista of business openings in the state to better their lots rather than waste their energies and time in negative acts that are inimical to their self-development and the overall development of the state.

The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), with the theme: ‘Adding Global Value – Creating a More Prosperous Commonwealth’, us a major business event in the Commonwealth calendar which brings together Heads of Government, Ministers and top business leaders from around the globe.

It also serves as a platform for Commonwealth nations to showcase investment opportunities to the global business community.


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