The Nsukka Youth General Assembly is set to host the maiden Nsukka Economic Summit.
President of the Assembly, Roy Ekwueme, said the summit is “designed to be an annual gathering of, leaders, Technocrats, business men, students and youths, possessing unique leadership & entrepreneurship qualities/potentials evident in their various establishments and/or local environment to share information, explore resources, network and receive training from highly experienced & inspiring resource persons in various works of life.”
He added that this year’s summit is themed, “Growing Nsukka Through Home Investment” AKU RUE ULO.
The summit is scheduled to hold on Friday 3rd December 2021 at Princess Alexandria auditorium, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
A six -man summit committee co-chaired by Onyekachi Ugwu and Jonathan Chukwuma has been inaugurated to ensure the success of the summit.
See full statement below:
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY ROY EKWUEME, PRESIDENT NSUKKA YOUTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY (NYGA) AT THE MEDIA BRIEFING IN READINESS FOR NSUKKA ZONAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT ORGANISED BY NYGA.
Good day gentlemen of the press, today is a historic day as Nsukka Youths General Assembly formally unveils the maiden Nsukka Economic summit, a program poised to trigger Economic rejuvenation of Nsukka zone like never seen before.
Before I proceed, I will like to make a brief introduction. Nsukka Youths General Assembly is the Apex socio cultural youth organization charged with the leadership, Organization, Advocacy, and protection of the welfare and interest of all Young people of Nsukka (Enugu North senatorial zone.)
Nsukka Economic Summit is a programme designed for all Nsukka youths. Accordingly, it is a programme “designed to be an annual gathering of, leaders, Technocrats, business men, students and youths, possessing unique leadership & entrepreneurship qualities/potentials evident in their various establishments and/or local environment to share information, explore resources, network and receive training from highly experienced & inspiring resource persons in various works of life. The program will also avail our Youths mentorship opportunities as the resource persons will pick mentees willing to learn from them.
Nsukka Economic summit will serve as an avenue to attract grants and soft loans from commercial banks, bank of industries and Agricultural banks to help Nsukka Youths with verifiable and viable businesses and handworks and possibly fund workable business plans with terms and conditions. It will also attract sponsorship for vocational, technical and technological training of Nsukka Youths.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Growing Nsukka Through Home Investment” AKU RUE ULO. The theme is inspired by the fact that Nsukka as a geo-political district with ever increasing human resources and many untapped Economic potentials is underperforming in public-private partnership and private sector investment which is responsible for lack of employment opportunities which in turn fuels youths restiveness.
The idea is for the summit to expose every investment opportunities in Nsukka to potential investors and leverage the government of Rt Hon Dr Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi as a proud Son of Nsukka to incentivise our people and others to start investing in Nsukka. The summit is also charged with drafting Economic development blueprint of Nsukka zone.
In the 17th edition of Demographia World Urban Areas (Built-Up Urban Areas or World Agglomerations) recently released in June 2021, Nsukka was named as one of the top 1000 Built-up urban areas in the world with over half a million population. Nigeria had only 23 cities on the list and southeast 5 cities. With such population explosion and massive rural-urban access road connectivity by government of Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi and relatively improved electricity distribution occasioned by stepping down a power station in Nsukka and of course a very youthful, energetic and hardworking population, Nsukka is ready for Economic exploration and exploitation, Nsukka of today has the population and resources to sustain local producing, manufacturing and processing industries.
Nsukka is also due for location mappings to avoid mixing up industrial areas with residential areas as well to help decentralise habitations in Nsukka.
The committee is made up of the experienced and the Youthful for the attainment of an all inclusive and all encompassing Nsukka Economic Summit
The program will be done in a single hall filled to capacity where topical issues will be addressed, while feedbacks and questions will be entertained after each speaker’s presentation. Banks will also be there for brief presentations.
The summit will hold on Friday 3rd December 2021 at Princess Alexandria auditorium University of Nigeria Nsukka.
To bring this Summit to a desired success, a six -man summit committee Co- Chaired by Onyekachi C Ugwu and Rt. Hon Jonathan Chukwuma has been inaugurated and is working assiduously to realise its mandate.
Thank you and God bless you all
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