Business Council for Africa to provide high-level input for Conference on future of Nigeria, By James Brewer
The Business Council for Africa (Western and Southern) has announced that its board member Christian Udechukwu, and Chief Kola Jamodu who is chairman of BCA’s Nigerian sister organisation, WABA Nigeria, have been appointed to Nigeria’s highly prestigious National Conference 2014.
Representing Nigerians in the diaspora, Mr Udechukwu is one of only two Nigerians who live in Europe to be appointed to the forum. The three-month conference has brought together 492 delegates from across the socio-political spectrum to consider how to shape the future of the country. It opened in Abuja in March, and given the pivotal role of oil production in the economy, the question of oil revenues is likely to be high on the agenda for many attendees.
Mr Udechukwu said: “Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has provided a unique opportunity for national dialogue on issues which can help Nigeria work better. I am pleased to be part of a National Conference for Nigerians to share their ideas and dreams concerning how to create a more progressive, fair, equitable and just society where everyone can aspire to be the best they are. This is the main objective of the program.”
Mr Udechukwu has won many national and international awards for his commitment to the promotion of global trade and investment into Africa. He demonstrates this commitment through his role with the Business Council for Africa, as founder and managing director of the London-based Business in Africa Events UK, strategic director of IC Publications, director of Osike Synergy Nigeria, and Bloomberg multimedia group representative for Africa.
Chief Jamodu is an industrialist and former minister of industry in the federal government of Nigeria.
The Business Council for Africa is considered the leading membership organisation supporting companies and entrepreneurs with business interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. Established almost 60 years ago, the BCA’s network enables it to provide support to more than 400 firms and businesspeople operating in the continent.
The council launched its Diaspora initiative in November 2012 to expand business networks, leverage trade and investment opportunities, exchange ideas and increase the flow of information.