EnterpriseNGR partners Lagos to inaugurate global financial centre

In partnership with EnterpriseNGR, Lagos State recently inaugurated the Lagos International Financial Centre (LIFC) Council to bolster Lagos’ standing as a global financial centre.

The LIFC Council thereafter took its “Invest Lagos” strategy, and “Open for Business” message to the Lord Mayor’s Show, inviting the world to witness the vast opportunities Lagos State has to offer foreign investors. The pioneering journey, undertaken with a mission to position Lagos as Africa’s premier financial centre, has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the global stage.

The float design showcased the progress and dynamism of Lagos State, a thriving financial centre with over 25 million residents. Featuring familiar icons integral to Lagosians’ daily lives, the design incorporated symbols of innovation and growth, including the recently launched Lagos Blue Line train. Naira design patterns, elements of the Nigerian coat of arms, iconic Danfo and Keke Marwa vehicles, and the Eyo Masquerade collectively depict the city’s cultural richness and significant economic prowess.

The CEO, Ms. Obi Ibekwe and other executive members of EnterpriseNGR were on the float, sharing the exciting story of Lagos, EnterpriseNGR, and celebrating the growing global influence of African nations.

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “Our participation in the Lord Mayor’s Show was a resounding success. This visit had a more strategic purpose. It was a manifestation of our commitment to a bold vision positioning Lagos as Africa’s beacon of financial innovation.

Chairman of EnterpriseNGR, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, added: “Our historic participation in the Lord Mayor’s Show underscored the critical role public-private partnerships play in driving transformative change within and beyond Nigeria’s Financial and Professional Services sector. Our successful joint participation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering strategic partnerships that contribute to the economic prosperity of Lagos and Nigeria.”

CEO of EnterpriseNGR, Ms. Obi Ibekwe, stated that “when we embarked on this historic project to showcase Lagos on the global stage, we recognised the profound significance of attracting the investments required to drive sustainable development and growth for the State.