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Amy Jadesimi Attends Commonwealth Business Forum

Dr. Amy Jadesimi, MD of LADOL, has attended the Commonwealth Business Forum in London, UK along with other Nigerian and Commonwealth business leaders and industry experts. Dr. Amy chaired the session on How do we move from billions to trillions to help fund the SDGs?

Speaking at the Blue Economy and Maritime Industry panel of experts Dr. Amy commented, “we all agree that we need to move towards a more sustainable world but low growth, high income countries expect incremental change, high growth low income countries such as Nigeria – are making radical changes. Only radical changes in development and business will create a sustainable world, which is why countries like Nigeria will take a lead in creating a sustainable global maritime economy.”

“The development of LADOL is an example of how high growth low income countries can excel by focusing on sustainability as a business opportunity – LADOL built a Port Facility and Industrial Free Zone out of disused land in Apapa Port – we have now created the largest shipyard in West Africa and the only fully integrated logistics base. Private sector in Nigeria should seize the opportunity to sustainably build infrastructure, facilities and industries because that will yield the highest return to their investors, to the local society and the global economy.”

Dr. Amy Jadesimi also spoke at an invite only, closed meeting of Commonwealth CEOs as part of the ongoing Commonwealth Business Forum.

During her remarks the MD emphasised the need for a Commonwealth Business Forum to enable Commonwealth private sector companies, small and large, to pursue lucrative sustainable business models. In addition, the MD emphasised the need for a shift in financing towards local companies in high growth countries, where investors will find the highest returns. Such a shift will require a re-framing of bankability to recognise that sustainable local and international companies are the safest, highest yielding investment opportunities.

The MD joined others in calling for better enforcement of anti-corruption legislation in wealthier countries.

Click here to find out more about the Commonwealth Business Forum.

Click here to read more about Nigeria’s involvement at maritimefirstnewspaper.com

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