The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group; co-hosts of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit, have postponed the annual conference.
The Summit is a big conversation for action with the theme “Building Partnerships for Resilience”, to focus on key national issues especially as Nigeria continues to manage the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on its economy.
Speaking on the subject, the co-chairs, Joint Planning Committee of the Summit, Mr. Nnanna Ude and Mr. D.T Adeosun stated that “In the past years, deliberations and outcomes of the Summit drove a national discourse but, it is clear that holding this year’s Summit from October 26 – 27, 2020, will be insensitive, if adequate cognizance and due consideration of recent developments across the country is not done.”
They said “It is against this background that, after due consultation among the key stakeholders, the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit is rescheduled. A new date would be announced in due course.”
“We regret the inconveniences to resource persons, participants, sponsors, the media, vendors, and the public. We believe that this is the right thing to do at this time,” Adeosun said.
The two-day Summit, according to the organisers, was due to begin next Monday, bringing together 10,000 delegates from around the world to attend 27 impactful sessions, discussing critical sectors and issues about the Nigerian economy.
Renowned individuals such as: Gov. Kayode Fayemi, Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, Mrs. Bola Adesola, Mrs. Funke Opeke and 130 others were scheduled to attend.
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