By Prince Okafor
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning have announced a new date for the rescheduled 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#26).
The new date according to the organizer is now November 23rd – 24th 2020.
The theme of the Summit, “Building Partnerships for Resilience”, will convene national and global policymakers, 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.
In a joint statement from the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, it stated that the Summit 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 our 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 that 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 Nigerian Economic Summit 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.”