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Nigerian President Jonathan to Keynote 1st IRF Africa Regional Congress

 

May 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia -- Federal Republic of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan will deliver the opening address on the occasion of the 1st International Road Federation Africa Regional Congress on June 4 in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Jonathan has been Nigeria's head of state since 2010, having previously served as federal vice president, as well as governor of the state of Bayelsa.

The announcement was immediately welcomed by IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey. "President Jonathan's presence is an extraordinary honor for our industry. It is also a recognition of the role a modern road network plays in Nigeria's development agenda and of the value of regional knowledge-sharing programs such as those offered by the IRF."

IRF Chairman Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel said sub-Saharan African economies "stand at acrossroads as they seek to address significant infrastructure and mobility challenges, chief among which a growing epidemic of road traffic injuries. With this Congress, our goal is to help policy-makers, planners and infrastructure operators from across the region translate these challenges into planning and investment decisions.”

The 1st IRF Africa Regional Congress runs June 4-6 2014 in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria. During the three-day event, delegates will further their understanding on a range of industry best practices -- from safe road design to efficient highway asset management -- all designed to ensure the value of roads for society is maximized.

*** Registrations remain open *** To download a copy of the final program and register online, please visit  http://africarc.IRF.global

For more information, contact Dr. Leslie Mills  at + 1 703 535 1001

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