• Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah

    Export Expansion Grant Scheme: Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

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    For policy makers and stakeholders in the area of agriculture and particularly non -oil agricultural exports, you will agree with me that incentives are a necessary ingredient to stimulate and drive growth exponentially. Sometime  last month, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and investment, Dr  Okechukwu  Enelamah met with over 200 exporters to herald the resumption…

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    The 22nd Nigeria Economic Summit: My Takeout

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    As I attended the 22nd Nigeria Economic Summit better known as NES in Abuja last week, I couldn’t help but notice the gloom in the air as participants settled in the hall to await the opening ceremony of the 3-day fiesta. For those not familiar with the NESG; it is a private sector led initiative…

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  • Why Invest In The Sustainable Development Goals

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    On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York which I attended last week, Sustainable Development Goals were a key issue and the need for global businesses to help improve our world and environment, however there are a number of challenges that also need to be addressed by developing countries if they…

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    Olympic Musings From Rio 2016

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    A cursory look at Nigeria’s participation at the recently concluded 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil will reveal deep cleavages and schism in our entire planning process for sporting events and you might say our entire planning apparatchik. We went with a contingent of over 80 athletes, competing in 10 events It looked like…

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    Leadership Lessons From Rwanda

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    As a frequent business traveller particularly around Africa, I am often intrigued and, sometimes, bewildered at the discussions on the leadership question among the citizenry across nations from the continent. I am most times comforted by the patriotic fervour and enthusiasm that runs deep in their veins. UBUNTU, a Zulu word that loosely translates to…

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    Leadership Lessons From Rwanda

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    As a frequent business traveller particularly around Africa, I am often intrigued and, sometimes, bewildered at the discussions on the leadership question among the citizenry across nations from the continent. I am most times comforted by the patriotic fervour and enthusiasm that runs deep in their veins. UBUNTU, a Zulu word that loosely translates to…

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    Nigeria And The Agricultural Sector

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    I wrote this article in the early months of this administration to prepare their minds for what was on ground and the expectations of Nigerian therefrom.  Over a year down the line, we still seem to be in a policy limbo though an attempt has been made to redress that by the Agriculture Minister, Chief…

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    Of Rulership And Leadership

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    I write this week with a dose of ire not at any individual per se but at our collective psyche as a nation and as to why we are sometimes the way we are in terms of approach to issues and situations. People who know me will admit I am not a petty person and…

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