The Enugu State Gugwuanyiover­nor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in an attempt to ener­gize the economic potentiali­ties of the state, is organizing a 3-day Economic Summit to be held at the Okpara Square Independence Layout Enugu from April 12-14, 2016.

The Summit is a fall-out from the Economic Advisory Com­mittee the Governor appointed in June last year, barely a month after he was inaugurated, to fashion out economic roadmap for the state. The Committee consequently, prepared a blue­print which the state governor has vowed to implement with the Summit as the first step.

His words, “In line with my mandate to transform Enu­gu state to become the pre­ferred investment destination and the reference point for development in Nigeria, the Government of Enugu State in June 2015 inaugurated the Economic Advisory Commit­tee. The Committee’s mandate is to advise and guide the state on the best economic policies that would help to engender sustainable economic growth in the face of the present dwin­dling revenue from Nigeria’s Federation Account caused by the glut in the oil global indus­try”.

The Governor further ex­plained that after series of de­liberations, the Committee has articulated an Economic Blue­print which is aligned with the development agenda of the state, based on his 4-point agenda which are; Employment Generation, Social Service and Good Governance, Rural De­velopment, Security and Jus­tice.

He said that the state gov­ernment under his leadership “is committed to implement the Blueprint to ensure its suc­cess”, pointing out that to that end, “the Blueprint is to be used as a framework upon which to seek investor’s commitments to invest in the state by invit­ing them to participate in the state’s Economic Summit”.

This maiden edition has its theme as “Beyond oil: Fostering Inclusive Economic Growth & Sustainable Development”. The Summit will also focus on how government and the private sector can partner to maximize the potential for growth in oth­er key sectors of the economy.

The keynote address, accord­ing to the organizers will be ad­dressed by the Hon. Minister for Power, Works & Housing, Babatunde Fashola on the top­ic: Public-Private Partnership for Inclusive Economic Devel­opment.

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