Top economic and political leaders in Nigeria especially those of South-east extraction will come together at the Government House Enugu tomorrow, December 22, 2016, for the maiden South-east Economic & Security Summit.
The summit, which is an initiative of the South-east Economic & Security Summit (SEESS) Group, a non-governmental organisation made up of top business, military, political, religious and community leaders from Nigeria’s southeast region – is aimed at addressing real issues affecting the peace and development of the southeast, proffering practical solutions and initiating a definitive course of action with pragmatic delineation of roles towards fast-paced economic and secure advancement of the region.
According to Professor Barth Nnaji, a former Minister of the Federal Republic and Chairman of SEESS Group, “All five Governors from the southeastern states will be participating at the Summit, and they will join other eminent personalities and delegates to discuss issues of common interest, including security, agriculture, infrastructure, health tourism, as well as financing the region’s economic program.”
In an earlier statement, Professor Nnaji had noted: “The summit will be a meeting where specific problems are defined, projects to address the problems are adopted, and what the various stakeholders roles – including that of the Federal Government – in solving the problems are also presented.”
SEESS 2016 is an invitation-only event with delegates drawn from the leaders of the South-east, Presidency, National Assembly, state governments, the diplomatic community, top local and international business leaders and investors, multinational corporations, bankers and financiers, the academia, security experts, civil society groups, religious bodies and other non-governmental organisations.