President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared open the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES25) with a charge to public and private sector leaders to look inward to solve the unique challenges confronting the nation's socio-economic development.
President Buhari also pledged that his administration will continue to collaborate with the private sector in designing and implementing developmental projects that will keep Nigeria on track for sustained, inclusive and prosperity-driven growth.
In his speech at the opening of the 2-day summit, the president said the successful conclusion of 2019 general elections and the resort by aggrieved candidates to seek redress in the courts rather than the street was proof that Nigeria's ''democracy is maturing.''
''I am informed that this year's Summit has identified key job-creating sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, ICT, creative industry and extractive industry as focus sectors.
''I am also told that your deliberations will focus on unlocking capital through our financial services sector to actualize the opportunities in these sectors.
''In your deliberations, I would request that your proposals are productive, inventive and innovative keeping in mind that Nigeria's unique challenges can only be solved by made in Nigeria solutions,'' he said.
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