The Co-Chair of Ehingbeti 2021, the Lagos Economic Summit, holding from February 16 to 18, 2021, Mr. Yemi Cardoso has said the summit will bring about a good policy environment and attract investment to the State.
He noted that excellent coordination of private-public relationships can signal stability to investors.
Speaking yesterday during an interactive session with journalists held via a virtual platform to discuss the significance and contributions of the private sector-led participatory forum, Cardoso said Ehingbeti is an ingenuous socio-economic apparatus that has contributed significantly to the development of Lagos State in the last 20 years.
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“Ehingbeti is not a talk-shop where people gather to say nice things to themselves and depart. It is a platform for discussion of very serious issues about the socio-economic and infrastructural development of Lagos State. In fact, call it the planning board for the gradual evolution of Lagos State into the desired shape and standard because deliberations at Ehingbeti feed into the Lagos Master Plan and implementations are monitored by multiple stakeholders”, he explained.
Acknowledged as the first institutionalized economic forum by any state in Nigeria, Ehingbeti is a public-private sector roundtable that started as a collaborative effort between Lagos State Government and Business Club Ikeja. Since the inaugural summit in 2000, the summit has gained useful insights from innumerable business and political leaders, renowned economists, notable development experts and outstanding scholars, who have participated from different parts of the world.
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