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Nigerian economic summit holds 5-7 September

The 13th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) has been slated for 5-7 September in the nation’s capital, Abuja, with the theme “Nigeria – Positioning for the 20 top League,” the NES Group (NESG) has announced in a statement here.

The summit, to be opened by President Umaru Yar’Adua, is expected to attract high profile local and foreign speakers.

Among the International speakers is a senior economist from Goldman Sachs, who will make presentation on the company’s research work which identified Nigeria among the “Next 11” countries projected to join the league of the 20 top economies by 2025.

“NES#13 will seek to build on the success achieved at NES#12, while providing the platform for building national consensus among Nigerian stakeholders to expanding and sustaining socio-economic policy and strategy direction, aimed at fully unlocking Nigeria’s enormous economic growth potential and positioning the country to take its rightful place among the leading economies of the world,” the private sector-led think tank said.

Consistent with the summit’s primary purpose of entrenching Public-Private dialogue and facilitating the attainment of national goals, the summit will be a collaborative effort between the NESG and the National Planning Commission, an agency in the Presidency.

To make the summit result-oriented, its sessions have been sub-divided into activity areas such as Open Forums, Policy Commissions and feedback Sessions.

“The output of the Policy Commissions will include a schedule of activities to facilitate performance reviews and instructions with policy makers in between summits,” the statement said.

It said the feedback sessions will provide an opportunity to provide a feedback to all delegates on the decisions and recommendations of Policy Commissions and open Forums.

The outcome of the summit will be formally presented to the President 7 September.

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