Lord Sheikh attended and spoke at the UK-Nigeria Trade and Investment Forum organised by Developing Markets Associates (DMA) in April 2018.
DMA is a multi-service development consultancy. Incorporated in 2007, the company was established to ‘help money flow into the world’s emerging economies’ through a number of vehicles including investment summits for sovereign governments, through reducing the costs of international remittances and through deepening financial inclusion in emerging economies.
During his speech, Lord Sheikh advocated for more bilateral trade between the UK and Nigeria. Lord Sheikh has spoken on the subject of trade with Africa and Commonwealth countries in the House of Lords and at various other events. He noted that the UK is looking to trade more with Africa and the Commonwealth and stated that he is very glad that Nigeria is a part of the Commonwealth and that they should have a leading role in the CHOGM discussions.