Economic Summit Group unveils theme, calls for urgent measures on Nigeria’s future

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has unveiled the theme for the 27th edition of its annual summit scheduled for later this year, according to a statement by Yinka Iyinolakan, Head, Corporate Communications of the NESG.

The statement issued on Wednesday, in Abuja, cited “Securing our future: the fierce urgency of now”, as the theme of the National Economic Summit (NES).

Iyinolakan stated that the summit was a collaboration between the public sector, represented by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the organised private sector represented by the NESG.

While welcoming participants to the unveiling event, the chairman of the NESG, Mr Asue Ighodalo said the annual summits had been sustained by the public-private dialogue between the NESG and the Finance ministry of finance.

“The summit is the foremost platform through which the Federal and state governments engage with corporate leaders and discuss Nigeria’s national and sub-national economic realities.

“It helps to co-create reform strategies that are critical for the advancement and reform of the Nigerian economy,” he said.

Ighodalo stated that given the present state of Nigeria’s economy, increasing unemployment, pervasive insecurity and dwindling investments in critical sectors, the time was ripe to question the path for securing a long-term future for Nigeria.

He added that governments at all levels must intensify efforts at addressing the challenges of insecurity, kidnappings, theft and other social vices.

“A secure environment is a pre-condition for economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction.


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