Delta State’s Private Sector to Discuss How to Close the Investment Gap in the State.


Monday, June 27, 2016 6.49 PM / Press Release

The private sector led think-tank and advocacy group, DESG is set to host its maiden economic discourse themed “Bridging the Investment Gap in Delta State”. In line with the group’s vision to become the principal private sector led think tank and advocacy group in economic development, DESG aims to promote improved collaboration between the State Government and the private sector through its June 30th event.

The event, which will take place at 11am at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, has a line-up of guests that include the Executive Governor, Delta State- HE Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Chairman, Diamond Bank PLC- Dr. Chris Ogbechie; CEO, Financial Derivatives – Bismark Rewane; MD, BEDC-Mrs. Funke Osibodu; Delta State Commissioner, Economic Planning- Dr. Kingsley Emu; CEO, Seplat – Mr. Austin Avuru; Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership – Prof Pat Utomi; and more.

The state government is also expected to make a presentation about their achievements so far and programs for supporting private investors. Other speakers will share their sector specific experiences and how private sector investment can increase in Delta State.

According to Chukwuka Monye, the Director General of DESG, “creating opportunities for everyone to interact is critical for bridging the investment gap in the state. Based on our relations so far with the State Government, it is clear that a lot of work has been done by the Government, although there is not a lot of awareness within the private sector”.

The Chairman of the board of DESG is ‘Ese Onosode. Some of the board members include Ken Odogwu, Chuka Mordi, Toke Ibru, Tare Yeri, Brian Hammond, Patrick Okonjo, and Ayuli Jemide

The DESG Economic Discourse will also be used to review Delta States development as it turns 25 this year.

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