First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Sterling Bank and Stanbic IBTC are partnering with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#22) with the theme: ‘Made in Nigeria.’
The summit which is scheduled to hold in Abuja from today, Monday October 10 to Wednesday, October 12, 2016, will highlight the significant role of public-private sector dialogue in national transformation.
The event is projected to drive “consciousness and build national consensus on what is urgently required to rebuild, revamp and reinforce public-private dialogue for a collaborative and an all-inclusive economic growth”. It would also be a platform to drive stakeholders’ deliberation on the practical issues, opportunities, policies and regulations required to achieve a successful actualization of “Made in Nigeria” mantra through conscious and sustainable efforts to patronize made in Nigeria products and services.
According to the Managing Director and Chief Executive of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the bank supports initiatives that create opportunities for the advancement of inclusive and sustainable growth of the Nigerian economy.
“As a nation builder, FirstBank will continue to lead the discourse on how best to achieve competitiveness and inclusive growth in a sustainable way to stimulate structural and fiscal changes required to strengthen the Nigerian economy. These will be achieved through measurable outcomes which are crucial in defining the agenda that will help in making Nigeria’s socio-economic environment globally competitive,” he said.
Sterling Bank in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos at the weekend assured that it would continue to invest in and partner with like minds to promote the production and consumption of locally made goods and services adding that its sponsorship is also hinged on the fact that the event would provide a platform for public-private dialogue (PPD) to fashion out the right economic agenda to take the nation out of the current economic downturn.