The Presidential Think-Tank on Defence and Security and Ashcraft Centre For Social Science Research has postponed the summit earlier slated to hold on the 18th December, 2021, to be held on Monday 28th February and Tuesday, 1st March, 2022 at Congress Hall Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.
This is coming after a flurry of activities and intensification of engagement among the diverse stakeholders who complained of being left out.
Briefing journalists in Abuja last Friday, the Secretary of the Planning Committee, Chiakor Alfred, PhD exclaimed the interests shown by ;all stakeholders to the summit.
” Having aggregated these concerns, there is the compelling need to postpone the summit to a more convenient date”.
According to him, this shall also give the Planning Committee more leverage to reach out to other stakeholders who were not invited, but those participation and inputs are of utmost importance in enriching the proceedings and priorities of the summit.
“Accordingly, I wish to confirm to you that the National Summit is Officially postponed. It shall now hold on Monday 28th February and Tuesday, 1st March, 2022 at Congress Hall Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja”. He noted.
“We also discovered unfortunately that several critical stakeholders were not invited. Some lamented that the timing of the summit is not convenient, considering that most of the corporate Organizations are winding down their operations for the year”.He said.
The summit is all about building multi stakeholder confidence, synergy and capabilities with the view to engender investors confidence; encourage cross fertilization of ideas; Stimulate Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria’s productive Sectors as canvassed by Mr. President at different International fora; and also boost capital growth and turkey business development.