Top Nigerian Business Leaders Receive U.S. Eight-Member Congressional Delegation


Stanel Group Chairman, Stanley Uzochukwu, Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Mohammed Indimi, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Heir Holdings, Tony Elumelu, and other top Nigerian business leaders on Wednesday received an eight-member Congressional delegation from the United States at the U.S. Consulate General’s resident in Lagos.

The delegates led by Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware) who is a member of the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees are in Nigeria to meet with Nigerian business executives, where trade and investment relations will be the theme.

They are also expected to participate in an American Business Council Roundtable and conclude with a reception featuring alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Among other issues of particular interest to the U.S. officials is the fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in the Northeast of Nigeria.

The Nigerian business leaders warmly welcomed the delegation while thanking America for her business, security and humanitarian interests in Nigeria.

Uzochukwu and other captains of industry in a dinner in honour of the delegation organised by U.S. Consul General, F. John Bray at his official residence in Lagos solicited for U.S support to tackle the prevailing security challenges in Nigeria.

Others among the team include Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan); Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado); Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Delaware); Representative Terri Sewell (D-Alabama); Representative Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania); Representative Barbara Lee (D-California); and Representative Frederica Wilson (D-Florida). The legislators while in Abuja met with some high-ranking political, religious and civil society leaders.