EGEDE, ENUGU COMMUNITY STRATEGISES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Egede, an agrarian community in Udi local government area of Enugu state has moved to open windows of economic prosperity, that will see the town growing from a sleepy community to one with commercial and economic viability.
Last week, the community which is among the Ugwnye/Odo Ozor clan of Udi north, organised ‘Egede Economic Summit’, an inaugural event where the community’s resource persons outlined strategies on how to expand the economic base of the community to create wealth for its indigenes and settlers alike.“Among the resource persons were lead consultant and Chief Economic strategist, Prof Ken Ife, who also is with ECOWAS Commission/NEPAD Presidency Nigeria; President Mohammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Justice Reform Sector and National Coordinator, Open Government Partnership, OGP, Mrs. Juliet Ibakau-Nwagwu was also among the key speakers, among other resources persons.
Members of the community said they were of the believe that Egede, situated along East-Northern axis, presents a unique opportunity of an Eastern Transit corridor, noting that with its wide mix of arable land, abundant mineral, natural and human resources, the community would be the envy of its neighbours if properly harnessed.
According to Prof. Ife “the economic development strategy brings coherence and strategic direction to shape the economic future of a pre-eminent town, Egede. It seeks to create local and strategic partnerships of federal, state and local governments with the private sector, Egede in Diaspora, civil society organisations and the international development community to realise synergy and promote inclusive growth in ways that can ensure efficient allocation of government and local community resources, promote wealth creation, fully employment and sustainable poverty reduction.” VANGUARD
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