By Isidore Kpotufe | Communique | IMANI Africa
The world acclaimed Newspaper, The Economist has invited Mr Franklin Cudjoe, Founding President of IMANI Center for Policy and Education as a speaker at the prestigious Nigeria Summit. Various speakers will attempt to proffer solutions to the challenges relating to the Economy and Security of Africa’s biggest Oil Producer. As The Economist puts it “Dramatically reducing poverty is not just a matter of personal morality but also of national security. Economic growth and national security are intrinsically linked”
The Nigeria Summit which is in its 11th year, will bring together over 350 high-profile government, private sector and civil cociety actors to discuss and debate what the future holds for Nigeria and how the country can take its place among the world’s top emerging markets. The 2016 Nigeria Summit themed “The dawn of a new day?” will come off on March 7-March 8 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
Mr. Cudjoe will grace the occasion by participating in the panel discussion entitled “Hand in hand- Economic Growth and Security”. He will share his insights on how Nigeria can overcome the double-impact challenge of Economic Growth and Security it faces in order to achieve economic diversification, job creation and a more effective conversion of growth into rising incomes for the country’s 173m citizens
Other speakers of the Summit include, HE Kashim Shettima, Governor, Borno State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Konrad Reuss, Managing Director – Regional Manager Africa, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group and Chairman, Dangote Foundation, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando, Nkiru Balonwu, Chief Executive Officer, Spinlet, HE Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria among others.
Mr Cudjoe’s participation in this Summit attests to the structural transformation of IMANI as a local think tank to a global one.
See more at http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/nigeria-summit
Isidore Kpotufe, Director of IMANIfrancopne.org and Head of Communications at IMANI.