President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawal are all expected to attend the subject for this year’s Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#27) is “Securing our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now,” and
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), a private sector-led think tank and policy advocacy group located in Nigeria, and the Federal Government, represented by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, are co-organizing the NES#27.
Former Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe, Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of NESG, Mr Asue Ighodalo, and a host of other dignitaries are expected to attend the two-day summit, which will take place on October 25-26
Mr. Yinka Iyinolakan, the NESG’s Head of Corporate Communications, said in a statement on Monday that the NES#27 would “assess the current state of the economy, Nigeria’s economic vulnerabilities that perpetuate regression, poor performance, and the risks associated with such susceptibilities as a means of fostering a people-centered approach that will rethink Nigeria’s economic, social, political, and governance strategies that should be targeted at reversing emerging
NES#27, according to Iyinolakan, will feature five Plenary Sessions, 19 Interactive Panels, Debate, Co-creation Labs, and Roundtable discussions in which stakeholders will discuss, debate, examine, explore, and conceptualize ways for Nigeria to reverse poor economic trends, improve the human capital base of the economy, mitigate security challenges, and lay the necessary foundation for the country to leapfrog into a future of high and sustained inclusive economic growth.
He also stated that the Summit’s discussions will be organized around five sub-themes, including “Economic Transformation, Shared Prosperity, National Security, Political Economy, and Digital Transformation,” as stakeholders highlight the inherent Risks, Opportunities, and Priorities to accelerate and sustain inclusive economic growth driven by sub-national economies.
According to him, “The 27th Nigerian Economic Summit will present a platform for stakeholders to highlight Nigeria’s core socio-economic vulnerabilities and the associated risks to develop solutions that alleviate these vulnerabilities while exploring potential opportunities and priorities that will accelerate economic development.
“NES27 will also galvanise a renewed commitment of stakeholders to urgently and actively prioritise the pursuit of economic growth that can sustainably create jobs, lift millions out of poverty and enable Nigeria to realise its economic potentials on the global stage; identify the vital imperatives of leveraging modern technology to accelerate significant improvements in the social, economic and security conditions of Nigeria, and agree on a compact that compels stakeholders to be critical and immediate actions and efficient monitoring mechanisms to ensure critical recommendations at the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit are urgently implemented.
“The 27th Nigerian Economic Summit, “Securing Our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now”, will take place on the 25th and 26th of October, 2021, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
“In compliance with public health regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic requiring social and physical distancing, the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit will host combined Virtual and In-Person sessions.
“Registered participants can join all the sessions via our NES#27 mobile App, which can be downloaded via iOS or the Google Playstore.
“Also, participants can watch sessions on our YouTube and social media pages, @officialNESG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
“You can also join the conversation on all major TV, Radio channels, visit www.nesgroup.org/27 or follow our social media channels.For registration information, visit www.nesgroup.org/27 and check @officialNESG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.”