The Nigerian Economic Summit, 2017 – Key Takeaways

As Nigeria seeks to sustain its recovery from its first economic recession in over two decades, the nation’s economic policy and business environment are again at the forefront of national discourse.

Of the various fora for discussions of the topical economic issues, there are few as consequential as the annual Nigerian Economic Summit (the Summit), organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

Over the years, the NESG has significantly influenced economic policy in Nigeria by facilitating robust stakeholder engagement at all levels and supporting the Federal Government (FGN) with critical research and public policy implementation.

Examples
include its work on the FGN’s privatization and commercialization policies, banking and pension reforms, as well as the overhaul of the telecommunications industry in Nigeria.

The Summit, in its 23rd edition this year, brings together government representatives, private sector stakeholders, the international investment community and civil society to discuss the critical development issues in Nigeria – as well as the economic policies required to address them. This year’s event was held between 10 and 12 October 2017, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja and welcomed key players across various sectors of the Nigerian economy.

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