The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has postponed its 26th annual summit themed “Building Partnerships for Resilience”, until further notice, following the protests and security situation across the country.
This years’ summit was scheduled to hold between 26th – 27th October, 2020.
The group in a statement signed by the Board of Directors said that it had taken into cognizance the recent developments across the country that have accentuated the need to amplify the voices of the youth for improve governance, on that basis postponed the summit after due consultation with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
According to the statement, a new date would be announced in due course, “We regret the inconveniences to resource persons, participants, sponsors, the media, vendors, and the public. We believe that this is the right thing to do at this time.
“The Board, Management and Members of NESG share the pain and anguish of the whole nation during these trying and difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the recent violence and killings perpetrated against peaceful protesters as well as to their families and loved ones. We implore that persons responsible for the dastardly act of killing innocent people as well as those that are committing arson and looting must be identified and prosecuted in line with the laws and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” The statement read.