Osinbajo, Dangote to speak at MAN ‘high-level’ event on economic transformation in Africa

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Aliko Dangote to speak at a “high-level” roundtable discussion on economic transformation in Africa and post-African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) hosted by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). 

With the theme, “Positioning African industries for economic transformation and continental free trade”, the event will hold in Lagos on Thursday sequel to MAN’s 50th anniversary.

Other dignitaries for the event include Benedict Oramah, African Export-Import (Afrexim) Bank president; Albert Muchanga, African Union trade and industry commissioner; Wamkele Mene, AfCFTA secretary-general; and Diana Chien, China Africa Business Council vice chairman, among others.

GAC Motors, a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group, will sponsor the event as part of its efforts to contribute to Africa’s economic development.


Chen, who also doubles as CIG Motors (authorised distributor of GAC Motors in Africa) chairman, said, “Clearly, Africa has great potential that needs to be harnessed, and we are determined to make that happen.

“As people from China, which is currently the world’s largest manufacturing powerhouse, producing nearly 50 percent of the world’s major industrial goods, we know how far Nigeria and this great continent can go.

“Truly, MAN has been doing well to promote made-in-Nigeria products and provide an enabling environment for manufacturers in Nigeria.


“GAC Motor has been and will continue to implement more strategies to stimulate economic transformation in this blessed continent. This 50th Anniversary marks the beginning of new things.

The event is strictly by invitation, but it will be streamed live on its official Facebook and YouTube page for general viewing.

MAN admonished stakeholders in the manufacturing industry and the general public to join the roundtable discussion.

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