Special Duties Ministry To Organise Partnership Economy Summit

By Ignatius Ushie

The Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs on Tuesday announced plans to organize a partnership economy summit to be held between September 14-15, 2021.

Sen.  George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, who made the disclosure at press briefing, said Summit would create four million jobs annually.

Represented at the occasion by Amb. Anthonia  Akpabio Ekpa, Phd. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Minister said about 10,000 participants are expected for the event, stressing that it will hold in strict observance with COVlD-19 protocols.

He said the Summit with the theme: “Translating Global Goals to Local Businesses in Nigeria”, would hold at the Chida Hotel Conference Center, Abuja.

According to the Minister, his Ministry in partnership with a number of stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria  (SMEDAN), Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), National Orientation Agency, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and SDG Nigeria as well as MYK Psymmons Solutions Limited to ensure a successful Summit.

“The essence of the upcoming Partnership Economy Summit scheduled for 14th and 15th September, 2021 is to ensure that we use the Universal Agenda 2030 and President Buhari’s vision of lifting 100 million  Nigerians out of poverty to build a Post-Covid -19 economy that is capable of addressing our present predicaments, an economy that is resilient and equipped to face future challenges” he added.

Speaking in her capacity as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Anthonia Ekpa, said the event is to ensure that the Ministry actively collaborates with the private sector to create employment for a large number of Nigerian Youths.

According to her, an alliance that the Summit would engender will unleash the Nigerians’ spirit of productivity, prosperity and excellence.

“We are more than ready to drive the synergy from a multi-stakeholder platform like the cooperation model of Partnership Economy for the Government, the Business sector and the Civil Society will create a renaissance economy with robust production capacity”.


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