Governors from the South-West, South- East and South-South have pledged to explore areas of their competitive advantages in the zones to achieve economic growth and development.
Some governors from the South-West, South- East and South-South have pledged to explore areas of their competitive advantages in the zones to achieve economic growth and development.
The governors made the pledge at the on-going 21st National Economic Summit (NES) during a Plenary Session on ” Sub-national competitiveness towards economic growth: A conversation with state governors’’.
The governors also discussed measures to increase the contribution of each region to national output.
They also set economic agenda and leveraged on each geo-political zone’s competence to achieve inclusive economic growth and sustainability.
Moderator of the session, Mr Frank Aigbogun, Busi- nessDay Publisher, said each of Nigeria’s six geo-political regions was unique in terms of human and natural endowment.
Aigbogun said the states were unique and remained vital in Nigeria’s journey to become a global competitive economy.
”Over the years, while some geo-political zones have made progress in delivering basic amenities to their populace, others continue to grapple with basic socio-economic challenge, which have fostered uneven development across the geo-political zones.
”For Nigeria to be competitive, each geo-political zone must be equipped to respond to key challenges such as insecurity, youth unemployment, infrastructure and housing deficit.