The Nation’s Forum on the Economy will begin today in Lagos. The two-day event will focus on “National Economy: The way forward”. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will give a keynote address on the economic policy direction of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency at the event billed for the Airport Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. Host Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos State) will give his address. Four other governors — Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) —are billed to speak today.
The ministers, who will address the Forum are Mr. Babatunde Fashola (Power, Housing and Works), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Solid Minerals) and Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture and Rural Development). Apart from the speeches, an exhibition that focuses mainly on Inter and Intra Regional Competencies and Potentials will be staged. It will be inspected by VIPs.