South-East & South-South Summit Holds In Owerri Today

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South-East & South-South Summit
Photo from last year (2016) summit

All is set for the South-East, South-South International Conference taking place in Owerri on April 18 2017.


The conference is being organised by the South-East/South-South Network, (SES­SNe) a group of pro­fessionals campaigning for the 11 states in the South-East and South-South to form an Eco­nomic Union.

In a press statement issued by the Organ­ising Committee, the group stated that the 11 state governors of the zones, lawmakers, industrialists/manufac­turers and employers of labour, chambers of commerce, professionals, women groups, religious/community and youth leaders are expected and invited to attend.

According to the statement signed by the groups’ Spokesperson, Mrs Emem Dunn, the theme of the confer­ence is ‘South-East and South-South: Towards Greater Economic Union.’

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Issues to be dis­cussed at the confer­ence include: Fiscal Federalism, Economic Integration, Political Integration, address­ing Regional Fears, Mistrust and Political Concerns and Inter-Regional Commerce among the eleven states of the South-South and South-East.

According to SESS­Net, the Forum will give the South-South and South-East states ample opportunity to focus on its natural resources in developing areas of its comparative advantage and ultimately entrench inter-regional trade and commerce.

Lamenting that the region has been stunted by inherent contradic­tions of the Nigerian State, SESSNet further stated that the South-South and South-East regions have enormous potentials in terms of human, economic and natural resources, the largest in Sub Saharan Africa.

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The group which is pioneered online, is known for organising and creating advocacy techniques that have become standard in politics, non-profits and the industrial sec­tor globally.

The conference will take place in Owerri, on April 18, 2017.

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