#WEF14: President Jonathan Hosts Night of Good Cheers

President Goodluck Jonathan has led other Nigerian delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to host the rest of the world’s delegates to … Continue reading #WEF14: President Jonathan Hosts Night of Good Cheers


President Goodluck Jonathan has led other Nigerian delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to host the rest of the world’s delegates to an “Evening of Good Cheers” with the Nigerian Community.

The event which had most of the guests wearing the Nigerian green-white-green scarf to commemorate the country’s centenary, had in attendance, presidents of nations, business leaders, civil society and other delegates in attendance.

Nigerian Billionaire and Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, while introducing the Nigerian President, referred to him as the “President of the private sector and the masses” because he had been “delivering on democratic dividends and is also laying the foundation on which a lot of Nigerians have benefitted from, which is called economic revolution.”

President Jonathan in his welcome address thanked the guests for taking time out to be at the evening of fun and high end networking.

He also expressed his excitement about the opportunity to host the global gathering of the world’s business and government leaders in Abuja, Nigeria, from May 7 – 9, 2014 for the World Economic Forum Africa.

He noted that the event would present the country with the opportunity to show its economic potentials to the business world, and to tell the world that Nigeria and indeed Africa is open for business.

While reminding them of Nigeria’s status as one of the most attractive business resorts and also one of the fastest growing economies in the world, he also acknowledged the opportunity that the May 2014 event provides Nigeria to showcase its rich culture and tourism potentials.

Referring to the gathering as one of “authentic Nigerian experience”, he declared, “Nigeria is proud to be your host on this special night of ‘Ariya’ and good cheers.”

The Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, and his wife, Hilde Schwab, were present at the event.