Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, GCON has disclosed the commitment of Nigeria to work with the various Task Forces of the D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation to leverage the aims and objectives of the founders of the D8 Organization, which he said is aimed at promoting industrial development and other economic activities in the global economy using the same platform to fast track the position of member countries.
He made this remark in Abuja while declaring open the 6th Meeting of D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation.
The D-8, also known as Developing 8 was set up officially on June 15, 1997. The member countries of D8 are: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
The Vice President expressed appreciation to the President and people of Turkey for the warm reception accorded President Muhammadu Buhari and his team during the D8 Summit recently held in Turkey. He further described Nigeria’s hosting of the 6th Meeting of D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation as a way of consolidating the gains of the Summit held in Turkey.
Osinbajo attested to the fact that this collaboration and partnership amongst the D8 cannot be over emphasized given the enormous opportunity to diversify our source of revenue given the global economic downturn arising from the fall in commodities market.
The VP therefore, called on member countries to take advantage of this auspicious association to work together to alleviate poverty of member nations to create jobs for the teeming population and to diversify the economies of member nations.
Josephine Ademu (PIO)
For: Deputy Director, Press.
14th November, 2017