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Osinbajo, Dangote, Tinubu, others to speak at The Economist’s Nigeria summit

All is now set for this year’s edition of The Economist Event’s Nigeria Summit which aims at reviewing Nigeria’s current economic situation and to provide an overview of the global macro-economic picture, talking through the growth prospects for Nigeria and the region.

It is expected to attract such big names as Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group; Danladi Verheijen, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Verod; Herbert Wigwe, Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Nigeria; Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria, Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor, The Economist, state governors and captains of industry.

Regional Manager of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Philip Walker, Head of Investment Banking, Africa, Citi Group, Miguel Melo Azevedo, among others will on Monday March 7 and Tuesday March 8, 2016, join eminent Nigerian businessmen and top government officials from around the world to brainstorm on Nigeria’s current economic situation.

The 2-day summit which is themed ‘The Dawn of A New Day,’ is slated for the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, will be taking place at the 11th Annual Nigeria Summit, is being organised by the events’ arm of The Economist.

The event will feature exhibitions, experts’ submissions, panel discussions around the opportunities (http://www.APO.af/T7e4Fd) and challenges that lie at the point where technology, infrastructural development, political transparency and global partnerships meet.

The forum will bring key government ministry officials, industry and business leaders as well as representatives of the Nigerian civil society; together with international investors, economists and academics to discuss and debate Nigeria’s economic direction.

The summit will also examine and review the socio economic challenges that Nigeria is facing in view of her first democratic power transfer and the implication of the global macro-economic forces as being shaped by the ridiculously low global oil prices which is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy.

Now in its 11th year, the Nigeria Summit is part of the Economist’s successful high-growth markets series that has become one of the leading events in Africa where business, government and ideas people meet.

“This year’s Nigeria Summit will bring together over 350 participants drawn from different walks of life including Nigeria’s public and private sectors, international business players and investors for a discussion on how Nigeria can turn its economic growth into social and political prosperity,” Daniel Franklin, Executive Director of The Economist disclosed.

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