Lagos NIPR, the flagship Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), today unveiled plans to foster government, business dialogue at the third edition of its annual Stakeholders’ Conference with the theme: Communication, Reputation & Sustainable Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria, scheduled to hold at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo GCON is expected to deliver the Keynote Address. Other eminent presenters include The Speaker, Federal House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara who is expected to speak on the paper: Addressing Legislative Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria; and a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo will also be speaking on: Achieving the Right Policy Mix for Generating Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Tony Elumelu MFR, Chairman, Heirs Holdings Limited. The Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Akinwumi Ambode is expected as the Chief Host.
The two day Conference will engage key stakeholders including; the government, head of foreign missions and major corporate organisations to discuss and share functional strategies that will help in promoting and protecting foreign direct investment in the country. The conference will also galvanize and aggregate collective voice to situate government policy thrust for proper diversification to boost investment in real sector.
An interesting activity added to this year’s Conference is the prestigious gala and awards night tagged: Stakeholders’ Nite of Recognitions, at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday August 26, 2016.
Speaking on the conference, Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Olusegun McMedal, explained that Lagos NIPR is playing its role as communicator by providing the right platform for the articulation and aggregation of a collective voice to foster government-business dialogue on foreign direct investment in Nigeria.
According to him, “This conference is a viable platform to reach out to key stakeholders to discuss issues that affect the economic development of the country. The thrust of this edition is to foster government-business dialogue on foreign direct investment with a view to aggregate clear cut strategies to ensuring that investors enjoy good returns on their investment, which will go a long way in stimulating key macroeconomic development in the country”.
The keynote address of the first edition of the was delivered by the former Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Fashola under the chairmanship of the President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Prof Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman, Centre of Excellence, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, was the keynote speaker at the second edition with the theme: The Nigerian Consumer; Rights Duties and Obligation. The President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, chaired the conference which engaged heads of key regulatory agencies that included Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Lagos State Ministry of Commerce & Industry and consumer interest groups in the country.
The Stakeholders Conference series is developed and marketed by Addefort Limited; a fast growing public relations and concepts development company in Lagos for Lagos NIPR.
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations is the umbrella body of professional Public Relations practitioners chartered to regulate as well as direct its development and the practice.