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NESG slates Nigeria economic scorecard for discussion

By Princewill Ekwujuru

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group has slated Nigeria’s economic score card for discussion by industry and policy leaders at its forthcoming summit scheduled for December15-17, 2009 in Abuja tagged NES at 15 ‘Scorecard of Nigeria’s Economic Progress: Bridging the Implementation Gap .

Mr. Frank Nweke, NESG spokesman, said Nigerian economic scorecard has been penciled to kick off the summit.

According to him, Nweke Jr, said, “You may liken this summit to a sunflower because, built around the presidential dialogue are forums to further explore the main subject of the discussion.

He noted that these includes interactive debates on its indicators, sector contribution to economic performance and implications of the scorecard for monitoring the performance of the Nigerian economy. There will also be round-tables that will target investment actions for its expansion and improvement.”

The Presidential Policy Dialogue will be led by  President Umaru Yar’dua.. “ This interactive session will present Nigeria Economic Scorecard. By Mr. President supported by Industry and Policy leaders who will participate in a moderated live broadcast on the Nigeria Scorecard.

He further stated that the session will engage industry delegations and participants in an open dialogue to review the achievements, discuss constraints to progress, agree on issues that need immediate response and propel all stakeholders to effectively contribute to these identified steps.

While Nweke stated that the 15th edition of NESG will open  with a plenary session in which the NESG Board Chairman will present a stewardship report of the previous editions of the Nigerian Economic Summit. It will present an evaluation of the

A statement said the three -day conference will for the first time  have sitting Nigeria President  make a public appearance to discuss critical economic issues directly with concerned professionals and the general.

processes and achievements of the recommendations of the past 14 episodes. It will also highlight the Global Competitiveness Score of the World Economic Forum, a body on which the NESG serves as national and country partner institution.

Also on the time table are Interactive Summit Forums for stakeholder and policy implementer group. Each of these groups will review the national scorecard and plot a pragmatic course to move Nigeria to action.


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