The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has unveiled the theme of the 27th edition of its annual summit, which is “Securing our future: the fierce urgency of now.” This was disclosed in a statement signed by Yinka Iyinolakan, Head, Corporate Communications of the NESG, in Abuja on Wednesday, 29th of July 2021 according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Group stated that the summit would be 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. Chairman of the NESG, Mr Asue Ighodalo said, “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 added that a secure environment is a pre-condition for economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction. With the current state of the Nigerian economy, it has become critical for the country to adopt a different approach with a profound sense of urgency in finding workable measures and taking concerted actions towards achieving economic growth and national security.

This 27th NES will present a platform for stakeholders to highlight Nigeria’s core socio-economic vulnerabilities and associated risks, to come up with solutions,” he said. Ighodalo also stated that the solutions initiated by the summit should alleviate economic vulnerabilities while exploring potential opportunities and priorities that will accelerate economic development. He added that the NESG is currently working on a strategy to develop the long-term National Economic Development Plan, the Nigeria Agenda 2050 with the FG.

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