Why Nigeria Needs A Development State Philosophy - Prof Akpan Ekpo
Nigeria's Economic Philosophy Should Be centered around a "Development State Model", which provides for an efficient public sector leading the economic management process and the private sector participating actively. Economist and Public Policy Analyst Professor Akpan Ekpo made this assertion as a guest on the WebTVNG "Market Review" program anchored by Ottoabasi Abasiekong.
Professor Akpan Ekpo believed that post 2020 when the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan, ERGP will elapse there will be clear need for a long-term agenda that focuses on poverty reduction, investing in infrastructure and modern Industrialization. It also featured Mr Boason Omofaye, the Co-Guest anchor and CEO of Frontier Africa Reports who also engaged the economist on the GDP Q1,2020 growth report of Nigeria released by the NBS.