RCCG plans to hold economic summit April 15
Says Nigeria needs strategic policies, re-orientation
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Christ The Lord Parish, Lekki, Lagos, has said that the nation currently needs strategic policies and re-orientation.
This was even as the church said that it would host an economic summit at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1-5 Admiralty Road, Lekki, Lagos, aimed at helping Nigerians with the right knowledge and resources to navigate the emerging economic terrain in light of the current challenges.
The Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 20 of the RCCG, Tunde Netufo, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos, yesterday, said that while every new administration has its own policy thrust, the country is yet to get it right with the challenges of re-orientation.
He noted that the upcoming summit, with the theme, “Invisible journey towards recovery is timely and apt,” is geared towards helping and empowering entrepreneurs and businesses to navigate the impact of high inflation, depreciating naira, high unemployment, under-employment and too much volatility in the system.
He said: “Every government has its own policy thrust, this government is a transition from an All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to another but the truth of the matter is that the personality is different and do not forget that the will power of an individual is also different and so I think there will be much needed changes. We as a nation have a challenge and it is not with leadership but we are impatient.
“This is why we need strategic policies and re-orientation. Our youths need to be assured that the government is committed towards providing able conducive business environment as well as tackling insecurity, among others.
“This is the second edition of the economic summit and it is a yearly interdenominational event and part of the church’s Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to positively transform lives in the community.
“It promises to bring together accomplished individuals from critical sectors of the Nigerian economy that have been carefully selected to discuss the Nigerian economy’s outlook”, he further stated.
While a renowned economist and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Ltd., Mr. Bismarck Rewane, will be the keynote speaker, other industry experts expected to speak at the summit include Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Optimus Bank, Dr. Ademola Odeyemi; Managing Partner of Sahel Capital, Mr. Mezuo Nwuneli and Channel Director, Africa for Oracle, Mr. Weyinmi Egbe, among others.
Mrs. Uwa Osa-Oboh, Head of Corporate Development at African Capital Alliance, and Mr. Joe Mbulu, Executive Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc., will moderate the Summit, which will be available for both physical and virtual attendees, allowing entrepreneurs, professionals, and small business owners to participate regardless of their location. Participants resident in Lagos are, however, strongly advised to attend physically so that they can take advantage of the networking opportunities.