By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja
The Honourable Minister Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. (Dr) George Akume fnim has stated that translating global goals into local businesses in Nigeria through partnership is a must, noting that it is a doorway to drastically eradicate poverty in the country.
Sen. George Akume made the statement while giving a welcome address at the 2021 Inaugural Partnership Economy Summit with the theme: “Translating Global Goals into Local Businesses in Nigeria”.
The event which was organised by the Federal Ministry of Special Duties & International Affairs in collaboration with the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, amongst several others got in attendance men and women of timber and caliber in all spheres of life.
In an exclusive interview with the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties & Intergovernmental Affairs, Amb. Anthonia Akpabio Ekpe immediately after the event on the 14th of September, 2021 at the Chida Events and Conference Centre, Abuja, she disclosed that the framework of partnership Economy Nigeria, guided by the principles of Public Social Private Partnership is being designed, developed, and promoted as a multi-layered collaborative socio-economic platform for the government, the business sector, and the civil society.
Speaking further, she elucidated that the framework will give entitlements to the social Entrepreneurs to serve as critical observers and watchdogs for ensuring probity and quality assurance of service delivery to grassroots investment public, noting that it shall coordinate and facilitate community-based economic and private entrepreneurs to promote, start, grow and expand small businesses in the real sectors of the economy from the bottom up, thus creating a pool of over four million jobs opportunities in the economy, on an annual basis.