Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, has assured Nigerians that the forthcoming economic summit will deepen ideas on how government can alleviate the sufferings of citizens and create at least 4 million new jobs.
Akume explained that the event, which is being organized in partnership with Messrs. Myk Psymmons Solutions Limited, will also, broaden grassroots development.
He said the focal area would be adequate funding of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises across the country.
Represented by his Permanent Secretary, Dr Anthonia Ekpe, at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja, he said: “One of the major objectives of the Partnership Economy Summit is to create financial instruments that may help community based Micro Small and Medium Enterprises to create wealth and generate four million jobs for our teeming youths and women.
“The Summit will champion the cause of working in partnership with local Government Councils based on united Cities and local governments (UCL&G) global taskforce’s mandate to enhance their role as catalyst of change and the best placed tier of government to link the global goals with local communities.
“The Summit will hold on two platforms of a virtual and in-Person meeting, targeting about 10,000 participants in strict observance with COVlD-19 protocols.
“The Summit will serve as an avenue for participatory learning for action where delegates will be informed, trained, educated and mobilized as agents and drivers of wealth creation and employment generation.
“The partnership Economy Summit will be holding on the principles of Public Social Partnership which means that Entrepreneurs, Civil Society, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), service providers and private partners are expected to attend.”
According to the Minister, the event would hold from 14th and 15th September, 2021 with the team: ‘Translating Global Goals to Local Businesses in Nigeria.’
“The partnership Economy Summit will be holding on the principles of Public Social Partnership which means that Entrepreneurs, Civil Society, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), service providers and private partners are expected to attend,” he added.
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