Breaking: Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma Visits Nigeria, Meets VP Osinbajo

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SWITZERLAND, NOVEMBER 14 – Jack Ma, Co-founder of Alibaba, the largest online store in the world and one of the richest people in Asia, is on a visit to Nigeria. Ma’s visit has excited Nigerians who have taken to the social media to comment on the development.

Vice President Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande tweeted on Thursday morning:

Ma is in Nigeria as a guest speaker at the first-ever Digital Economy Summit with the theme ‘Leveraging Digital Economy for Trade & Investment’, at the Statehouse, Abuja, on Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment said the summit is in line with the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s drive to diversify the economy and lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years, whilst taking advantage of the opportunities in the digital economy.

Designed to focus on how best to support the growth of a new burgeoning industry as part of the readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Digital Economy Summit is hosted by the Ministers of Industry, Trade & Investment, Communications & Digital Economy, and Science & Technology.

See some of the comments on Twitter below:

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