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Focus on pressing national issues Osinbajo tells NESG

Ahead of next week’s Nigerian Economic Summit, an annual event where the public and private sector stakeholders deliberate on developmental issues, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, says, focusing on few pressing national issues should be the objective of the meeting this year.

Prof Osinbajo told a delegation of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) who met with him on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa that the summit should focus on the primary issues of inflation and exchange rate control.

The NESG team briefed the VP on the agenda, particularly the theme of the 28th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES), ‘2023 and Beyond: Priorities for Shared Prosperity”.

In a remark, Chairman of the NESG Board, Mr Asue Ighodalo, commended the Vice President’s coordination that produced great results in the ease of doing business.

He reiterated the commitment of the group to collaborate more with the public sector and expressed optimism that despite the challenges, “this government can still do much more before it leaves.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President , Laolu Akande says the 28th NES will feature President Muhammadu Buhari, the VP and other leaders from the public and private sectors, sharing thoughts on visionary leadership and inclusive growth, among other topics.

Other members of the NESG delegation included its CEO, Mr Laoye Jaiyeola; Member, NESG Board, Mr Nnanna Ude; Co-Chair (Public Sector) – 28th NES Joint Planning Committee, Mr Felix Okonkwo, and Co-Chair (Private Sector), 28th NES Joint Planning Committee, Mrs. Ijeoma Taylaur, among others.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu