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The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, will visit Nigeria next week.

The Foundation made this known via a statement issued on Saturday, June 17.

It stated that Gates will also visit Niger Republic to meet with leaders and partners tackling health and development challenges, adding that the visit is part of the Gates Foundation’s commitment to work closely with communities and leaders to support innovation that can help accelerate progress and improve lives across Africa.

The Foundation said: “Gates and other foundation leaders are visiting to learn from partners helping to address polio, anemia, and other health threats; scientists applying research to develop agricultural innovations that will help with food security and climate adaptation; innovators using technology to improve access to financial services; and others working to improve lives in Niger and Nigeria and throughout the continent.

“They will also meet with national and regional leaders to encourage them to make investments and advance policies that promote innovation and provide equitable opportunity, despite challenging economic conditions.

“Gates will also participate in a conversation with students and young leaders to gather insights and share perspectives on how science and innovation can accelerate positive change and contribute to a brighter outlook for Africa.


The moderated event, Advancing Africa: Unleashing the Power of Youth in Science and Innovation, will be co-hosted by the Co-Creation Hub Nigeria and Lagos Business School and livestreamed across Africa by media partners and Channels Television. It will take place at 10am WAT (Lagos) on 21 June. You can register here to attend virtually.”

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, while speaking with newsmen at the Presidential Villa on Friday, disclosed that he and Gates will be visiting President Bola Tinubu next week.


Source: The Conclave

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