Ekiti set to host Economic Summit
Bode Adewumi, Lagos – 01.06.2008
THE Ekiti State Economic Council is set to host the 2nd Ekiti Economic Summit. The summit which is being coordinated by the Ekiti State Enterprise Development Agency (EEDA), a one- stop- investment centre created by the Engr. Segun Oni administration to transform Ekiti State into the most business “friendly state in Nigeria and one of the fastest growing economies in Nigeria; is slated to hold between Wednesday June 25th to Friday June 27th, 2008 at the Ekiti State Trade Fair Complex in Ado, the State Capital.
The summit with the theme: Positioning Ekiti State for Accelerated Economic Development is planned as a three-pronged programme of: Investment Forum with plenary debates and technical break “out sessions, International standard exhibition of investment opportunities, goods and services, Networking meetings and a platform for direct access to the highest authorities of the Ekiti State Government.
The objective of the Summit is to showcase the State’s great potentials and its package of incentives to attract investment through carefully designed Public Private Partnerships (3Ps). In the light of this, investors are encouraged to take advantage of the ample investment opportunities that would be created at the Summit.
To boost the investment potentials of the State, the Government has put a lot of incentives in place to ensure that participants and investors have the most conducive environment for business to thrive. According to Prof. Tayo Fakiyesi, the chairman of the Summit Committee of the Ekiti State Economic Council, the state government has concluded plans to attract and retain investors to the state, assuring that investors would have high returns to their investment as necessary arrangements have are being made to make the state an investor’s haven.