Governors from the South-East zone, the business community and potential investors will converge on Enugu for the South-East Economic Summit scheduled to hold at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, from November 11 – 13.
A statement co-signed by the director-general of the South-East Governors’ Forum, Prof. Simon Ortuanya and its media and communication director, Mr. Michael Udah, stated that the three-day summit was organized by the Forum in conjunction with UKAID, Department for International Development (DFID), Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) and the South-East Region Economic Development Company (SEREDEC).
The statement added that former chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Prof. Anya O. Anya, will be chair at the summit with the theme, Repositioning the South-East for Rapid Economic Development, while chairman of the African Centre for Business Development, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, will be the Keynote speaker. Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was announced as the chief guest of honour.
“Speakers at this summit include Prof. Barth Nnaji, chairman/CEO, Geometric Power Limited and former Minister of Power; Dr. Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe, Chancellor/Founder, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State; Dr. Uju Agomoh, executive director, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, Chair NU Strategy Committee and Secretary NU Business Think Home Initiative,” the statement noted further.
Other participants include Eze Nwakanma, head of agriculture at Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr. Alfred Okeke, regional director at the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council and Mr. Emeka Ugwu-Oju, founder, Nigeria Entrepreneurship Summit of Honours (NESH).
The South-East governors had during their meeting in October given approval for the economic summit.