30th Nigerian Economic Summit To Focus On National Interest, Economic Devt

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The 30th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#30) of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NESG) will focus on, ‘In the National Interest: Reflecting on the Past, Reimagining the Future,' as its theme.

This is even as NESG has unveiled, for the Summit, a new logo which symbolises its dedication to 's economic development.

The chairman of NESG, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP said, the unveiling of the logo was held at a public lecture and founder's forum, organised in partnership with the Business School (LBS).

Yusuf described the event, which was to kickstart activities for the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit,NES#30 logo as a unique brand identity that embodies the NESG's dedication to advancing economic development in Nigeria. 

According to him, the logo design incorporates various elements adding that the Three stars: Represents NESG's three decades of impactful dialogue driving economic reforms.

“Nigerian map within a globe: Signifying NESG's belief that significant change starts locally. Trailing lines behind the map reflects NESG's commitment to fostering global collaborations. The Peach-coloured ribbon: Represents the celebratory mood of the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit anniversary,” he said.

Yusuf also emphasised the pivotal role of the annual Nigerian Economic Summit in the NESG's advocacy efforts, noting that, this underscores the upcoming NES#30 was a momentous occasion, a significant milestone in Nigeria's journey of progress and impact. 

He urged the audience to reflect on the role of this public-private dialogue platform in Nigeria's socio-economic landscape, making them feel the importance of their participation in this historic event.

Furthermore, he highlighted the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit as a testament to the enduring relevance of the NESG's founding vision, stressing that, it reaffirms the essentiality of public-private partnerships in addressing complex economic realities. 

 

Each summit, he noted, had crafted policies and strategies crucial for removing barriers to inclusive development and global competitiveness.

 

He reiterated the potential of the audience to contribute to these partnerships, making them feel empowered in their ability to shape Nigeria's economic future.

 

In his special remarks,  the chairman of NESG Advisory Board/pioneer chairman, NESG Board of Directors, Dr Pascal Dozie, represented by NESG Board director, Mr Frank Aigbogun, said that there was no aspect of reflection about Nigeria that had not been done before.

 

He noted that, “ yesterday is gone with all its triumphs and tragedies and the present generation can only learn from the past but not relive it.” 

He reiterated the need to reimagine Nigeria with wisdom, courage and sagacity, while focusing on political, economic, educational and environmental reimagining.

He further noted that the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit presented an opportunity to ask pertinent questions about how Nigeria could diversify her economy and reduce dependence on oil, foster a business-friendly environment devoid of the usual sloganeering and develop a much-truly needed infrastructural base in a more coordinated and lovely manner devoid of staccato approaches.

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted, in his special address, that the theme, ‘In the National Interest: Reflecting on the Past, Reimagining the Future,' invites every Nigerian first to look backwards and then cast our gaze into the future, connecting what was left behind with what is to come. .

The managing partner, Compliance Professionals Plc, Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, stated that the gathering was not just a celebration but a reflection on three decades of transformative dialogue and economic reform facilitated by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. 

She noted that Nigeria had over the years, set herself on the path of achieving accelerated economic development,' even though monitoring and executing actions of people had been challenging.

On his part, Pioneer Board Member, NESG, Dr Imo Itsueli, while speaking during the Founder's forum, stated that Nigeria had gone through a lot of difficulties culminating in various deficits which led to the formation of the NESG, which has transformed to become foremost platform for dialogue and transformational economic change.

 

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