30th August, 2023
The Honourable Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Hon. Dr. Helen Isamoh Egodo graced the auspicious International Cooperation & Investment Summit at the Calabar International Conference Centre
The Summit which is slated for two days 30-31 August, 2023 respectively, has the theme “The Paradigm Shift”, offering a high level forum for discussions, cooperation and investment for humanity’s challenges, bringing key stakeholders together to invest in the most promising solutions.
Speaking during the opening remark, His Excellency, Governor Otu stresses his administration commitment in delivering the PEOPLE’S FIRST MANDATE. According to him, this can be achieved by diligently seeking local and international cooperation for investment opportunities that would support the realization of this mandate, which includes; Agriculture, Infrastructure, Tourism, Technology, Health Care, Education and Energy.noting that, this year’s summit is critical, having 13 projects across 5 key sectors under consideration.
“This Summit is the first in a series of initiatives that are geared towards building a private-sector-led economy in the state that will guarantee wealth and job creation, provision of basic Infrastructure, public sector reforms, agricultural value-chains development and poverty reduction. The theme “The Paradigm Shift” has been carefully chosen to reflect the collective aspirations of this government in our desire to move from a public sector-deminated state to that driven and propelled by the delibrate increase in investments in critical areas of the the State economy. The Summit according to him is enhance development corporation” the Governor added.
The Summit focuses on discovering genuine exciting opportunities, maintaining solidarity, developing economic relations and addressing ordeals that will profoundly impact economic growth. The mandate of the summit is to help broaden horizons, broker new cooperation focused on high return and long-term investment in Cross River State. It aims to unlock valuable dividends that will address the fundamental challenges confronting development, investment trend strategies that can be exploited to maximize the potential of every business in Local Government Areas, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to consequently fuel economic diversification.
The Summit had in attendant notable personalities from all works of life; His Excellency, Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu, Executive Governor of Cross River State-(Host), H.E. Rt Hon. Peter Odey, Deputy Governor of CRS, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem Speak-(CRSHA), Sen. Princess Florence Ita Giwa, Hon. Emmanuel Ironba Chief of Staff to Governor of Cross River State, Barr. Alphonsus Ogar Eba APC State Chairman CRS, Hon. Dr. Mrs. Helen Isamoh Egodo Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Hon. Charles Atu-Director General of the State Due Process & Price Intelligence Bureau and other state executives.
Guest speakers includes; H.E. Cui Jianchun Amb. Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Kim Young Chae Amb. Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo Country Representative World Health Organisations, among other panel of discussants Dr. Herbert Wigwe-Group Chief Executive Officer Access Holding Plc, including other guest speakers too numerous to mention.
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