The management of MTN Nigeria has expressed delight in supporting the Katsina State Economic and investment Summit holding from May 9-11 2016.
Tagged the ‘Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit 2016,’ the summit is a demonstration of the State Government’s efforts to diversify the economy and to achieve the objectives of its policy thrust on private sector partnership, job creation, and entrepreneurial promotion through generation of viable investments in the state.
Speaking on the rationale behind the support from MTN, MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, said that the company remains committed to driving economic growth in Nigeria by supporting initiatives that will truly place the country on the path of an economic renaissance. She added that the Katsina State Economic and Investment summit is another opportunity for the organization to demonstrate this commitment to socio-economic development.
“At MTN, we believe that we have a supportive role to play by partnering for development to realize our collective goal of being among the top 20 economies by the year 2020. We are excited to be a part of the huge potential for improved processes and enhanced productivity across sectors of the economy through ICT and look forward to working with stakeholders in both public and private sectors for greater national and global competitiveness”, Oyagbola said.
The 2016 Katsina State Economic and investment Summit will among other things provide a platform for discourse between the public and private sectors on issues and challenges facing the development of Katsina State, with a view to developing and harmonizing common strategies for addressing them.
MTN Nigeria’s support is coming on the heels of its recent support of the 2016 Innovation Africa Development Summit (IAD), which assessed how ICT can support national and regional development objectives, engagement strategies and operational efficiencies. The event recorded an impressive turnout of attendees which included members of the Federal Executive Council, Ministers of ICT across Africa, Heads of Regulatory bodies as well as representatives of telecommunication providers from Africa, Asia and Europe.
This maiden edition of the Katsina Economic and Investment Summit will see top corporate executives, captains of industry and senior Government officials congregating to discuss how best to leverage the state’s resources for greater business profitability as well as improve the operating environment for doing business in the state.