By Adedapo Adesanya
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning have said the rescheduled 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#26) will now hold on November 23 and 24, 2020.
Business Post had reported earlier that the event had been postponed indefinitely on the back of the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
The summit with the theme Building Partnerships for Resilience will convene national and global policy-makers, business leaders, development partners and scholars to lead and participate in sessions that will focus on strategic partnerships between the youth, governments, private sector and the civil society to build resilience for Nigeria’s households, businesses and economy.
A joint statement from NESG and the federal government noted that the event will provide all participants with a robust engagement platform as it will be an opportunity to deliberate on topical issues especially those related to recent developments and in particular the need to amplify the voice of the youth and the issues they have raised in the past few weeks.
Discussions at NES#26 will be anchored on three pillars; Collaboration, Execution and Impact, and they will be dimensioned across five sub-themes: Mapping the Future; New Trends, New Opportunities, New Horizons; Embracing Technology and Innovation; Building Resilience and Charting the Path to Recovery.
The 26th edition of the programme is expected to be a Big Conversation for Action that combines in-person and virtual dialogues for stakeholders across the civil society, public and private sector to reflect on the state of the Nigerian economy and rethink the country’s economic fundamentals.
The summit has remained one vital avenue for the government and the private sector to discuss issues affecting the country with practical solutions proferred. It is one event that is usually anticipated because of its richness and the calibre of people in attendance.
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