The Governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben Ayade, is expected to Host the Maiden Cross River State Industrialisation Summit, billed to hold in the 2Q of 2020, at the Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC), Summit Hills, Calabar, Cross River State.
The summit is planned to be an Annual Platform to provide opportunity for stakeholders in the Industrial Sector to share ideas and network towards the achievement of the Ayade Agro- Industrial Revolution in Cross River State.
And the Summit is expected to hold in the second quarter of 2020, and is in continuation of the commitment of the Cross River State Government to Industrialise the state. It will also be an opportunity to unveil the Ayade G Money initiative.
According to the organizer, Chris Ogaidang who is the Special Adviser on Industry to the Governor of Cross River State, the summit will help Cross Riverians key into the Industrial Revolution of the Sen. Prof. Ayade led Administration.
He said the industrialisation of the state is a task that must be achieved and the visionary Governor of the state Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade is very passionate about the vision and policy. This underscored the need for the summit.
The summit will highlight potentials and opportunities of the Ayade Agro Industrial Revolution in Cross River State and help citizens take advantage of this to become Green Millionaires in the state.
The event package will include plenary session featuring presentations by a crack team of seasoned resource persons and subject experts; panel discussions and breakout stakeholders’ interaction and networking session.
The summit is expected to be declared open by the Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment Niyi Adebayo, while Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group is expected to deliver the Keynote address.
Speakers expected at the summit include Kayode Pitan, the Managing Director of Bank of Industry, Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc.)
Panelists at the summit include Dr. Aniefiok Umoren, Head, Development Finance, Central Bank Of Nigeria, Calabar and Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni, The Director General of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
Mr. Chris Ogaidang assured that things were in top gear to ensure that the summit was not only successful but also met global standards. He said the organizers will provide quality service delivery and the summit organisation will meet international best practices.
He also said there will be opportunity for exhibition by industries and that sponsorship was open to corporate organisations within and outside the state as the summit will present a great platform for brand exposition as well as marketing of goods and services.