By Paul Efiong,Abuja
African Legacy International has concluded arrangement to hold its 2ndemerging business summit, scheduled to take place on 24th and 25thOctober, 2018 at International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The summit is geared towards enhancing entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Africa to achieve sustainable economic development in the region.
Speaking to newsmen at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, President, African Legacy International, Engr. Innocent Ogu said that the summit will attract relevant investors and investments into Nigeria and other countries around the world.
Ogu, who declared that Nigeria remained Africa commercial hub, asserted that the 2-day summit will expose Nigeria business environment and natural potentials to investors where average entrepreneurs in Africa will be connected internationally.
He emphasized that the summit will bring together entrepreneurs of diverse business interest across the globe to exchange ideas and values that would strengthen individual businesses in Nigeria and other countries in the world.
According to him, “Nigeria with a population of over one hundred and eighty million has great trade advantage as it remains the average entrepreneurs dreamland in Africa and globally. It is very obvious that Nigeria offer great investment opportunity because of her abundant natural potentials, with a strong economic base.”
“The 2nd Emerging Business Destination Summit was specially designed to highlight the perennial issues of Nigerian developmental history, political leadership, economy and other social challenges that were militating against the advancement of the Africa continent and as well proffer solutions to attract relevant investments into Nigeria.
“We are also using this summit to stimulate support amongst cross spectrum of African Heads of Government, Captains of Industry, members of the Diplomatic Corps, International Business Executives, Management Specialists, Investors, Consultants, Scholars, Researchers and other stakeholders on the need to attract investments and business opportunities to preserve and sustain the Nigerian economy and development process” he said.
Ogu stated that the summit will provides opportunity for heads of Government institutions/agencies in Nigeria to network and interact with international business executives and multinational companies, adding that emerging issues in the continent that will inform decisions by donor agencies and influence development assistance to Nigeria and Africa will be discussed.
He affirmed that at the end of the summit, prospective investors will get an in-depth knowledge of the business environment and access to heads of national MDA’s to discuss investment proposals, create opportunity for collaboration that will strengthen bilateral agreement and trade relationships amongst Nigeria government and their foreign counter-parts.
“Our commitment is to serve as an alternate source of wealth creation and human capacity development in Nigeria and by extension Africa. We are of the view that the consistent progression in human needs based on the complex nature of the modern society has invariably increased the responsibility of government which require synergy and support of the private sector” he stated.