Lagos to hold Economic Summit.
Targets 100,000 participants
The Lagos State Government has disclosed plan to hold an online economic summit – Ehingneti 2020 – that will attract 100,000. The Summit is expected to hold November from 10th to 12th 2020.
This was made known by Solape Hammond, Special Adviser to State Governor on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments. He said: “This year because of the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings we have opted for a virtual summit. This is not a limitation but an enabler. This means that this year we can have a lot more people involved. We are looking for active participation from all people who love Lagos. We are looking for at least 100,000 people to participate in this year’s summit and we don’t think that is a tall order.
Speaking in the same vein, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, who is also a Co-chair of the Steering Committee, Mr. Sam Egube, said this year’s summit is aimed at reconnecting with the private sector, which is the bedrock of the Lagos Economic Summit.
He noted that the quest to strengthen existing relationship between government and the private sector is one of the major goals of the summit since greater private sector participation in governance is a prerequisite for a functional state.
He further said: “We believe that it is not only Lagosian that would develop Lagos, it is a mix of partnerships both locally, nationally and internationally as long as we have interests in Lagos we must come together to create what we want out of Lagos.
“This would also help us design a resilient roadmap to more prosperity for Lagos state and then to facilitate the spirit of sharing and co-creation that can happen when people work together.”