From April 12th – 14th, 2016, all road will be leading to Okpara Square in Enugu, the capital of Enugu state for the maiden edition of the Enugu State Investment Summit tagged “Oganiru 2016“. Oganiru is an Igbo word which literally means “moving forward” and in this context could be likened to the coming together of best brains from across the globe to discuss how to explore various investment opportunities that abound in Enugu state. The theme of this summit is “Beyond Oil: Fostering Inclusive Economic Growth & Sustainable Development”
Governor Ugwuanyi while inaugurating the Oganiru Committee which is headed by an investment banker – Mr Ike Chioke, charged the members to swing into action immediately and effectively spearhead the drive for credible and suitable investors to turn around the fortunes of various enterprises and companies in the state for its inherent economic benefits to the state.
Mr Chioke revealed that the Enugu State World Investment Summit will target solid minerals, power generation/distribution, agriculture/processing, tourism/hospitality, health tourism development, transportation/aviation/railway, ICT/media/entertainment, free trade zone, manufacturing, industrial park, real estate and tertiary education.
Notable speakers at the 3-day event include the Minister for Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), his counterparts from Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah; and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Some of the confirmed speakers from the private sector include Dr. Pascal Dozie, Founder and Former Chairman, Diamond Bank Plc; Emeka Ene of Oildata Energy Group; Ndidi Nwuneli of AACE Foods and LEAP Africa; Prof. Margee Ensign of the American University of Nigeria, Yola; Prof. Barth Nnaji of Geometric Powers Ltd; Lazarus Angbazo of General Electric; Nicholas Okoye of Anabel Group; and many other notable business leaders and captains of industry.
Various local and multinational companies have also lined up for this great summit which is signalling that Enugu state is the next destination for business and investments.
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