Economic and finance experts from public and private sectors of the nation’s economy will converge at the upcoming 2022 Lagos Economic Summit known as ‘Ehingbeti’ to deliberate on the paths to sustainable socioeconomic growth of Lagos State.
Speaking at a media parley in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Samuel Egube, said all arrangement have been made to ensure the summit, expected to take place between I6th and 17th of August, 2022, discuss on the dream future of Lagos, adding that a plan to that effect would be launched at the summit.
With the Theme of the conference as: ‘Lagos 2022- 2052: Charting the Paths to Sustainable Socioeconomic Growth,’ Egube said: “The future is a hope we all have.
Lagos State government has never believed it can do it alone but has excelled with the cooperation and understanding of relevant stakeholders in which the private sector has a major role to play. Lagos will continue to do well. Lagos cannot fail because there is so much around the way Lagos is governed.”
He said, Lagos is central to the survival of the country and being the economic nerve centre of the country, it will continue to attract people from other states of the federation, who want to eke a living in a state(Lagos) that has one of the least land mass. To cope with the influx of people, he said, requires lots of planning, not just for the moment, but for the future.
Stating that some of the current developmental initiatives in Lagos were products of the resolutions taken from the previous Ehingbeti summit, he added that, the conference is not just about talkshow, but to walk the talk.
According to him, “Lagos future is germane to this administration and we have invested our time and energy to ensure that Lagos live up to its potentials and projections. Lagos need to take ownership of its future. We are going to assemble a lot of people from the public and private sectors to assess what has been done so far and what is left undone. “People have investments in Lagos because they believe in the future of Lagos. We might quarrel about today, but we are united about what our future should be and that is what we are going to be celebrating in the next Ehingbeti.”