WEF On Africa To Go Ahead Despite Bombings

WEFThe World Economic Forum (WEF) on Friday said it has received assurances from President Goodluck Jonathan that adequate security arrangements have been put in place to host next week’s meeting of the Forum in Abuja.

The 24th WEF on Africa will hold in Abuja from May 7-9.

The WEF’s statement came on the heels of back to back bombings in Nyanya, Abuja, by suspected terrorists.

A statement from the organizers said, “The World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 will go ahead as planned next week following assurances by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and his government on the robustness of the security arrangements that are being put in place for the meeting.
“The 24th World Economic Forum on Africa comes at a crucial time for the continent”.

The event will take place under the theme: “Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs” and it will bring together over 1,000 leaders from across politics, business and civil society including Premier Li Keqiang of China and eleven African heads of state and government, as well as President Jonathan and senior members of his administration.