Delta Holds Economic Summit, Moves to Close Investment Gap


Clement Danhutor

The Delta Economic Summit Group (DESG) is set to host its maiden economic discourse themed ‘Bridging the Investment Gap in Delta State’. In line with the group’s vision to become the principal private sector-led think tank and advocacy group in economic development, DESG has said it aims to promote improved collaboration between the State government and the private sector through the event, which holds on June 30 this year.

The event, which will take place in Lagos, has an impressive list of confirmed guests, investors and speakers. Confirmed participants include the Governor, Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Chairman, Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Chris Ogbechie; CEO, Financial Derivatives, Bismarck Rewane; MD, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu; Delta State Commissioner, Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu; CEO, Hiccupuray, Mr. Ali Akpobome (Alibaba); and more.

The panellists will speak about their sector specific experiences and how private sector investment could increase in Delta State, while Government officials will provide insights into general developments in the state.

According to the Director General of DESG, Chukwuka Monye, “creating opportunities for everyone to interact is critical for bridging the investment gap in the state. Based on our relations so far with the State government, it is clear that a lot of work has been done by the Government, although there is not a lot of awareness within the private sector”.
The DESG Economic Discourse will also be used to review Delta States development as it turns 25 this year.