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Business Journal @10: Nigeria needs sustainable investment in infrastructure

….As Danbatta delivers anniversary lecture

Ahead of his company’s 10-year anniversary, Publisher of Business Journal, Mr Prince Cookey has said that Nigeria may not achieve remarkable economic growth if it continues  foot-dragging on sustainable infrastructure investment.

Cookey was speaking while announcing that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta has agreed to deliver the anniversary lecture with the theme: Infrastructure &Economic growth: Exploring the strategic alliance.

The event slated for June 7, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, would have former NCC EVC, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, as Chairman.

Cookey said: “Our decision to situate the theme on the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth is to send a clear message to key stakeholders in the Nigeria Project that our nation cannot achieve sustainable economic growth without sustainable investment in infrastructure. We need infrastructure to grow the economy and move our society forward.”

Others to speak at the event, include Professor Akpan Ekpo, Director-General, West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM); Mr. Tope Smart, Group Managing Director/CEO, NEM Insurance Plc ; Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Engr. Chidi Izuwah, Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).


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