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Oshiomhole, Emefiele, Others To Speak At Economic Summit

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele are among speaker lined up to present papers at the maiden economic summit organised by New Telegraph Newspapers.
Other notable personalities billed to speak at the event include Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals, Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture, and Olusegun Runsewe, former Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Board.
The event, which will hold at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos, on March 17, will be declared open by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to a statement issued by the organisers, speakers of the programme, which has as its theme: ‘Nigeria: Beyond the Oil Economy, are expected to proffer suggestions on how the nation’s economy could be diversified to break the age-long reliance on oil revenues.
“Fayemi and others, at the one-day event, are expected to deliver papers on how the federal government could diversify the nation’s economy as a way of broadening the federal revenue stream, especially in the area of earning of foreign exchange,” the statement read.

“The guest speakers will look at other sectors of the economy the federal government could grow to make them viable as alternatives to oil and how to achieve the objectives.
“The New Telegraph Economic Summit is being organised as part New Telegraph Newspapers’ contribution to finding solution to the nation’s economic crisis that was triggered by the falling prices of oil, Nigeria’s chief source of foreign exchange.”

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