Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (“GACN”), a strategic collaborator with the Nasarawa State Government, in its quest for new business initiatives, honoured the invitation to the Nasarawa Investment Summit (the “Summit”) held at Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall, Lafia, Nasarawa State. The theme was “DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH” and was held on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th May 2022. The Summit was hosted by the Nasarawa State Government, led by Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA), and aimed at economic development and revitalization to build effective public-private partnerships (PPPs) that allow for long-term private sector participation.
The Summit intends to put Nasarawa State as a top investment destination in terms of accelerated growth, prosperity and increased economic opportunities. In attendance, were public and private sector actors with the collective goal of fostering synergy and partnership with the Nasarawa State Government.
The engagement and collaboration expected outcomes of the Summit include:
- Enhancing private sector involvement in good governance and policy making;
- Facilitating and transferring technology to Nasarawa State;
- Developing effective public and private sector players that will stimulate the economy, with clear developmental effects across the State; and
- Attracting and showcasing multi-sectoral projects to local and foreign investors in order to facilitate and unlock a sustainable socio-economic development of Nasarawa State.
It is understood that both the new industries and business initiatives showcased at the event as well as the investments that will be attracted to the State, sequel to the Summit, will benefit immensely from the Gas commercialization drive of the State in collaboration with GACN.
The event was graced by the Nigerian Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; as well as dignitaries such as Aliko Dangote, Emir of Lafia, and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; former governors of Nasarawa State including Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Tanko Al-Makura; John Dramani Mahama (former president of Ghana); and a host of other investment leaders from both the private and public sector.