The 15th Meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade, and Investment drew to a close, with Dr. Rabiu Olowo, the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, being one of the key participants.

Under the theme “Digitalization of Industry, Trade, and Investment Sector for National Development,” this weeklong event took place in Katsina State, gathering prominent government officials and esteemed industry leaders. The objective was to engage in fruitful discussions and find comprehensive solutions to the challenges hindering the nation’s economic growth and development.

The event was officially opened by Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment. Although unable to attend in person, she was represented by Dr. Evelyn N. Ngige, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment. In her address, Dr. Uzoka-Anite emphasized the significance of embracing information and communication technology (ICT) to foster the development of industry and commerce, ensuring sustainable economic growth.

During her speech, Dr. Uzoka-Anite also highlighted some of the pressing issues plaguing the sector. She urged all participants to actively engage in the sessions and contribute meaningfully, with the aim of generating suggestions that would pave the way for economic prosperity.

Additionally, the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Dikko Radda, took the opportunity to showcase the economic potential of the state. He encouraged potential investors to seize the opportunities and tap into the state’s resources, assuring them that the government was diligently working to create a conducive atmosphere for investment.

Throughout the event, panel discussions were held, focusing on various topics related to the role of ICT in different aspects of industry, trade, and investment. These discussions allowed participants to explore innovative ideas and strategies to drive growth and development in these sectors.

The 15th Meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade, and Investment served as a platform for key stakeholders to come together and collectively address the challenges hindering Nigeria’s economic progress. The discussions and solutions proposed during this event have the potential to shape the future of the nation’s industry, trade, and investment sectors, driving them towards sustainable development in the digital age.