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At RCCG summit Enelamah, others task government on diversification of economy

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Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Mr. Kayode Pitan (left); Regional Men’s Coordinator, Pastor Amos Emovon; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah; Pastor-in-charge of Region 19, Pastor Brown Oyitso and Executive Director/Co-founder of Sahara Group Ltd, Mr. Tonye Cole, during the maiden Economic Summit by the Redeemed Christian Church of God Men’s Fellowship (RMF), Region 19, in Lagos.

The need for Nigerians to become players and not spectators in the country’s dream beyond oil formed the fulcrum of discussion at the maiden Economic Summit by the Redeemed Christian Church of God Men’s Fellowship (RMF) Region 19.

Notable speakers at RCCG’s Regional headquarters, Acme, Ikeja, Lagos, were the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, who spoke on the theme: “The Nigeria Dream Beyond Oil”; Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Pastor Kayode Pitan, spoke on: “Financing Your Business Dreams,” while Executive Director/Co-Founder of Sahara Group, Pastor Tonye Cole, dwelt on “The Future of Energy: Renewable and Non-renewable.”

Enelamah outlined Federal Government’s various plans and programmes to move from dependence on oil to include stabilisation of macro-economic environment, achieving agriculture and food security, ensuring energy sufficiency in power, as well as improving transportation infrastructure and driving industrialisation focusing on small and medium enterprises.

While seeking support and understanding of the populace on government’s efforts to revamp the economy, he said this would be better achieved, if Nigerians take keener interest in governance through active participation.

Enelamah’s views were corroborated by other speakers, such as the Special Assistant to General Overseer (Missions), Pastor Brown Oyitso and the Regional RMF Coordinator, Pastor Amos Emovon.

Oyitso, who is also the Pastor-in-Charge of Region 19, said: “We need to deliberately do some things differently, such as focusing on agriculture, local manufacturing, fiscal diversification and knowledge based economy.”

Also, Emovon, who doubles as the PIC Lagos Province 44, noted that the recent economic recession resulting from the glut in the oil sector presented huge risks, as well as significant opportunity for Nigeria’s economic renaissance.


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