In Lagos, Nigeria, Ms. Liser and Mr. Ekenem Isichei, West Africa Director, CCA, met with CCA board members, Mr. Aliko Dangote and Mr. Jim Ovia and invited them to speak at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Business Summit from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique. In the meetings with Ms. Liser, Mr. Dangote and Mr. Ovia shared their current business objectives and expansion efforts across Africa.
Ms. Liser and Mr. Isichei attended a private CCA member dinner hosted by Mr. Ovia, which had in attendance, Dr. Oduwole, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES), Mr. Aliko Dangote, Mr. Victor Hammond, Cecil Hammond, Mr. Femi Otedola, Mr. AIg-Imoukhuede, and other private sector business leaders from Andela, Flutterwave, Citibank, GE, Google, Visa, Procter and Gamble, Simon Coopers etc. Ms. Liser discussed CCA's commitment to promoting U.S.-Nigeria relations, spoke about CCA's work in Nigeria and across the continent in different sectors and invited all the members and dinner guests to the upcoming U.S.-Africa Business Summit.
Ms. Liser also met with the President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Mr. Akomolafe, the Director General, Joyce Akpata and members of the board. Given that both organizations are focused on building strong synergies between the US and Nigeria, Ms. Liser invited the President and members of the NACC to CCA's U.S.-Africa Business Summit.
The CCA president also attended a private dinner hosted by Mr and Mrs. Tunde Folawiyo and the Global Citizen's foundation, which was attended by the Governor elect of Lagos State, Mr. Sanwolu, Mr. Jim Ovia, Mr. Tonye Cole, Biola Alabi etc.
To conclude her visit to Nigeria, Ms. Liser explored Nigeria's tech sector by visiting the Andela Nigeria office and the Vibranium Valley innovation hub. She was impressed by the human capital development efforts involved and the remarkable innovation from the ICT sector in Nigeria.
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