National President of Nsukka Youths General Assembly (NYGA), Roy Ekwueme, has said that the Nsukka Zonal Economic Summit would trigger the rejuvenation of the economy of Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State.
He stated that the summit, targeted at youths from the district, was designed to be an annual gathering of leaders, technocrats, businessmen and youths who possess unique leadership and entrepreneurial qualities for networking, training, empowerment and cross fertilisation of ideas.
Briefing reporters at the NYGA Secretariat in Nsukka Local Government Council, recently, he disclosed that the summit with the theme “Growing Nsukka through Home Investment,” would find ways to harness existing resources in the region to create employment for her teeming youths.
He added that the summit would expose the investment opportunities in Nsukka to potential investors and encourage the people of the district to think-home when they want to make investments.
He added: “Nsukka Economic Summit is a programme designed for all Nsukka youths. Accordingly, it is a programme designed to be an annual gathering of leaders, technocrats, businessmen, students and youths possessing unique leadership and entrepreneurial qualities/potentials evident in their various establishments and or local environment to share information, explore resources, network and receive training from highly experienced and inspiring resource persons in various walks of life. The programme will also avail our youths mentorship opportunities as the resource persons will pick mentees willing to learn from them.
“Nsukka Economic Summit will serve as an avenue to attract grants and soft loans from commercial banks, bank of industries and agricultural banks to help Nsukka youths with verifiable and viable businesses and handworks, and possibly fund workable business plans with terms and conditions. It will also attract sponsorship for vocational, technical and technological training of Nsukka youths,” Ekwueme said.