Niyi Yusuf Emerges As New Chair For NESG
November 15, 2022
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group has elected a new chairman. Mr. Niyi Yusuf will be taking over from Asue Ighodalo at the end of the 28th summit. Mr. Ighodalo was appointed in October 2018.
The board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), a private sector led think-tank, has elected Niyi Yusuf as the chairman of the group.
Mr. Ighodalo said this while delivering his speech at the summit themed “2023 and Beyond: Priorities for Shared Prosperity” holding in Abuja.
The Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) is an annual event that is jointly organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Ministry of Budget & National Planning Commission in close collaboration with relevant institutions in the public and private sector.
The Summit, which was initiated in 1993 by the Chief Ernest Shonekan-led Interim National Government, has remained the foremost platform for dialogue between the public and private sector to discuss issues and challenges facing the development of our country, with a view to developing and harmonizing common strategies for addressing them.
It aims at fostering open and continuous dialogue on Nigeria’s economic development.
The major objective of the Summit is to create an enabling environment that is conducive for good governance, responsive private sector investment and sustainable economic growth of the Nigerian economy.
In this regard, the Summit brings together chief executives/top level operators from the private sector and very senior Government officials to discuss how best to develop the Nigerian economy and monitor the implementation of government policies, programmes and projects. The Summit focuses on developing the short to medium term policy direction for the country in line with the national interest, while taking cognizance of the evolving global economy.
Recommendations made by the NES usually become part of Government Policy upon presentation of same to the Federal Executive Council by the Honourable Minister for Budget and National planning.
The Summit process is therefore one of the significant drivers for the evolution of many of the reform initiatives that the Government has largely accepted and have been gradually implementing over the years. It has provided an entrenched platform for dialogue and collaboration between the public and private sector and indeed among various stakeholders in the development journey of Nigeria.
“Accordingly, at our last NESG Board meeting, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, who served as my first Vice-Chairman, was elected to succeed me as the Chairman of the NESG,” Mr Ighodalo said.
Mr. Yusuf is the managing partner at Verraki Africa, former country managing director at Accenture, is one of the distinguished global leaders at the NESG and has served in practically all “paying to serve” roles within the NESG community over more than a decade.
“Under his leadership, I am confident of the NESG’s surefootedness for the task ahead in advancing Nigeria’s economic reforms,” he said.
He graduated from Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University with a dual degree in computer science and economics. He spent more than 30 years working at Accenture, Arthur Andersen, and JKK before joining Verraki.
Mr. Yusuf has been instrumental in building the infrastructure needed for the Nigerian banking sector, including the platforms for Interswitch, CRC Credit Bureau, and Shared Services
Mr. Yusuf will be assisted on the Board as 1st Vice Chairman by Osagie Okunbor, the Chairman Shell companies in Nigeria, Boye Olusanya GMD/CEO Flour Mills of Nigeria as 2nd Vice Chairman and Amina Maina Group COO MRS as 3rd Vice Chairman.
It is worthy of note to know that, Mr. Olaniyi Mumini Yusuf is the incumbent President of the pacesetting faith-based society named Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society NASFAT.
Lasilkiin Comm. Ltd owners of KIIN MEDIA congratulates Mr. Olaniyi Mumini Yusuf on his new appointment on the ladder of his professional career.
Source: Premium Times