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Nigeria has been chosen to host the 24th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF). The event will be held in Abuja from May 7th-9th this year.

The forum will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens.

With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $510 billion, Nigeria’s economy has overtaken South Africa’s as the biggest in Africa. And so it is fitting for this year’s WEF to be held in Nigeria (last year’s edition was held in Cape Town, South Africa).

However, there have been concerns over the event still being held in Abuja despite the recent Nyanya-Abuja bombing that killed over 71 people and injured over 120.

Despite these concerns, WEF says the forum will still be held in Abuja.

“Our security planning for the World Economic Forum on Africa is already well under way and will be the largest security operation ever mounted in this country for an international summit,” the forum said, in a statement.

“These tragic events will not stop us from delivering on our promise to host a world-class meeting next month.”

Photo Credit: travelseelove.com/www.weforum.org

12 Comments

  1. Anon

    April 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    “Our security planning for the World Economic Forum on Africa is already well under way and will be the largest security operation ever mounted in this country for an international summit,”..and no security plan put in place to shield the common man right?! SMH..I hope a bomb goes off that day..#wickedthoughts

    • Warri Babe

      April 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      That statement hurts!! so the ‘creme de la creme’ can be given the highest form of security while the common man can go to hell?…I know God doesn’t sleep neither does He slumber, the blood of the innocent shall cry out for justice. Btw same thoughts too and really they aren’t wicked, they should feel the pain maybe sympathy will abide with them.

    • a good Nigerian

      May 9, 2014 at 5:11 am

      BOKO HARAM CANNOT STOP NIGERIA FROM GOING ON WITH ITS ACTIVITIES AND COMMITMENTS.

      They have really proved themselves to be the BIGGEST fools that ever lived by KILLING/Kidnapping/terrorizing THEIR OWN people/children and expecting their neighbours in the SOUTH to be too bothered!

      They are simply reducing THEIR OWN POPULATION – IT BOGGLES THE MIND TO PONDER WHAT MANNER OF A FOOL KILLS/OPRESSES HIS own CHILDREN/PEOPLE SO AS TO PUNISH HIS enemy????

      THE UGLY SCOTCHING SUN OF THE NORTH MUST BE BLAMED FOR THIS LOW IQ [whisper] ‘lunacy’* … or worse still, perhaps its their destiny to be ever so useless …..
      AND A CONTINUOUS burden/affliction on the good people South of Nigeria?

      A quotation by Lord Laggard reads: ”The Hausa-Fulani has no ideals, no ambitions save such as sensual in character. He is a fatalist, spendthrift and a gambler. He is gravely immoral and is seriously diseased that he is a menace to any community to which he seeks to attach himself”

      POSER: Was he right?

  2. @edDREAMZ

    April 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    BOKO HARAM….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. bimbo

    April 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    What’s all dis rubbish about,its a pity our country is in such a pathetic state due 2 leaders with no vision and care 4 their citizens.our figure headed president is ready 2 provide d largest security operation 4 an intl summit,but we can’t even protect our own.Are d foreigners much more important Dan our very own rily are they? If the country had considered adequate security strategy 4 d lives of our own Myb d lives lost wuld ve been save or d 200 girls kidnapped wuld ve slept safely in their hostel.now all he thinks of is adequate security 4 an intl summit.its rilly very sad.things are gettin worse.God help Nigeria.

  4. Anon

    April 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    BN welldone for not posting my comment..my thoughts remain the same!

  5. Hannah

    April 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    OK , This President Johnathan is a Joker!!!!!

  6. RIR

    April 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    ABEG OH DONT HOST THIS FORUM IN NAIJA..THOSE BOKO HARAM WILL JUST EMBARASS US AGAIN BY BOMBING THERE.. THESE FOOLS WANNA STAY ON THE NEWS.. BE WISE NIGERIA

    • Warri Babe

      April 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Biko let them embarrass us, let us wash our dirty linen in public for the world to see (well they do already) so that they can come to our rescue. Come to think of it, the WEF is on Africa and each country is faced with its own plague (Na wa for Africa sef) #sigh. Don’t even know what to suggest again,afterall you can’t tell a sick man to help a dying man.

  7. NNENNE

    April 17, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Boko Haram should not stop Nigerians from living.The goal of terrorists is to instill fear and disrupt daily lives. We should not let them win!!!
    People should look out for each other. If you see or hear something, say something.

    • Bleed Blue

      April 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I can understand your sentiments and would also prefer that these idiotic, misguided terrorists don’t stop us living life as we know it.

      But when you type “say something”…who shall we say this something to please?

      Ref Atoke’s Monday morning article and the ensuing comments.

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