The Future in Manufacturing in the Niger Delta

Virtual | Aug-26, 2020, 10:00 AM

Speakers include:

Jude Eluma

Director of Mgbidi Microfinance Bank.

Senator Adawari M. Pepple

Senator Adawari M. Pepple Chairman Rivers /Bayelsa MAN

Barr. Kingsley Onanuju

Hon. Commissioner for commerce and industry IMO state



The theme of the event is Manufacturing in Nigeria at the Crossroads: Achieving

Industrialization and Self-Sustainability amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Future of Manufacturing in the Niger Delta Digital Dialogue will bring together

leading manufacturing concerns as well as SMEs engaged in manufacturing that are established in the Niger Delta region to deliberate on, and project the outlook for the sector in light of the disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

It is a fact that the Niger Delta region plays a strategic role in Nigeria’s economic


Yet, due to decades of neglect, policy conflicts and insecurity investors

have had second thoughts about pumping and expanding investments into the

region. COVID-19 has created an urgency for fresh thinking among policy makers.

The crisis presents an opportunity for government at all levels, manufacturers,

financial institutions, investors and other important stakeholders to take stock of the

unique challenges facing the sector and map out ways to resolve them for the benefit of Nigeria.

  • Welcome address by the Publisher or Managing Director of BusinessDay
  • Overview of the event by the Key Partner
  • 1-on-1 chat with the Managing Director of BusinessDay
  • 3 Panels
  • Closing remarks by the Publisher or Managing Director of BusinessDay

Panel 1: Rebooting Manufacturing in Nigeria for National

Competitiveness: The Niger Delta Perspective.

Panel 2: Fiscal Policy and Sectorial Incentives: Striking a Balance

between Government Revenues and the Creation of a Conducive

Environment in the Niger Delta for Investment in Manufacturing.

Panel 3: 10 over 12: The Role of the Manufacturing Sector in reaching

President Buhari's target if 10m New Jobs in 12 Months


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