NESG holds Public Lecture, unveils Logo for Landmark 30th Nigerian Economic Summit

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The Nigerian Economic Summit(NESG) has unveiled the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#30) logo, designed to symbolise NESG’s dedication to Nigeria’s economic development.

Mr Niyi Yusuf, Chairman, Board of Directors of NESG, said in a statement on Friday that the unveiling of the logo was held at a public lecture and founder’s forum, organised in partnership with the Lagos Business School (LBS), on Thursday in Lagos.

The event, which was to kickstart activities for the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit, had the theme, “In the National Interest: Reflecting on the Past, Reimagining the Future”.

Yusuf described the NES#30 logo as a unique brand identity that embodies the NESG’s dedication to advancing economic development in Nigeria.

Acxording to him, the logo design incorporates various elements

“Three stars: Representing NESG’s three decades of impactful dialogue driving economic reforms.

“Nigerian map within a globe: Signifying NESG’s belief that significant change starts locally.

“Trailing lines behind the map: Reflecting NESG’s commitment to fostering global collaborations.

“Peach-colored ribbon: Representing the celebratory mood of the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit anniversary,” he said.

Yusuf emphasised the pivotal role of the annual Nigerian Economic Summit in the NESG’s advocacy efforts.

He underscored that the upcoming NES#30 was a momentous occasion, a significant milestone in Nigeria’s journey of progress and impact.

He urged the audience to reflect on the role of this public-private dialogue platform in Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape, making them feel the importance of their participation in this historic event.

Furthermore, he highlighted the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit as a testament to the enduring relevance of the NESG’s founding vision.

He stressed that it reaffirms the essentiality of public-private partnerships in addressing complex economic realities.

Each summit, he noted, had crafted policies and strategies crucial for removing barriers to inclusive development and global competitiveness.

He reiterated the potential of the audience to contribute to these partnerships, making them feel empowered in their ability to shape Nigeria’s economic future.

In his special remarks, Dr Pascal Dozie, Chairman of NESG Advisory Board/Pioneer Chairman, NESG Board of Directors, represented by NESG Board Director, Mr Frank Aigbogun, said that there was no aspect of reflection about Nigeria that had not been done before.

He noted, ” yesterday is gone with all its triumphs and tragedies and the present generation can only learn from the past but not relive it.”

He reiterated the need to reimagine Nigeria with wisdom, courage and sagacity, while focusing on political, economic, educational and environmental reimagining.

He further noted that the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit presented an opportunity to ask pertinent questions about how Nigeria could diversify her economy and reduce dependence on oil, foster a business-friendly environment devoid of the usual sloganeering and develop a much-truly needed infrastructural base in a more coordinated and lovely manner devoid of staccato approaches.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted in his special address, that the theme, “In the National Interest: Reflecting on the Past, Reimagining the Future, invites every Nigerian first to look backwards and then cast our gaze into the future, connecting what was left behind with what is to come.

He noted that everyone could see the tireless passion and the energy of the #NESG at play and that the passion and energy must never be underrated.

He stressed that the passion would continue to quietly inspire reform improvement in a way that eases the implementation of policy decisions at all levels of government.

The Managing Partner, Compliance Professionals PLC, Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, stated that the gathering was not just a celebration but a reflection on three decades of transformative dialogue and economic reform facilitated by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

She noted that Nigeria had over the years, set herself on the path of achieving accelerated economic development; even though monitoring and executing actions of people had been challenging.

She noted that the commitment remained unwavering; as the NESG continues to drive reforms through rigorous research, economic and social programmes, and inclusive summits, all aimed at shaping the socio-economic development of our nation.

On his part, Pioneer Board Member, NESG, Dr Imo Itsueli, while speaking during the Founder’s forum, stated that Nigeria had gone through a lot of difficulties culminating in various deficits which led to the formation of the NESG, which has transformed to become foremost platform for dialogue and transformational economic change.

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