UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moonto send a special UN envoy to Nigerian Young Professionals Summit in New York

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As part of efforts to resolve the present
economic crisis in Nigeria and assist with
credible projects that could potentially elevate
Nigeria from its current status as a third world
country, The UN Secretary GeneralBan Ki-moon
has pledged to send a special envoy to the
Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF)
Summit scheduled to take place in New York on
the 24th of September, 2016.
This Summit with THEME: “X-raying the current
Nigeria’s Economic Challenges and our Foreign
Policy, Prospect & Solution” will hold
concurrently with the United Nations General
Assembly UNGA and will feature discussions
that border on inclusive growth, food security,
economy diversification, foreign direct
investment (FDI) and several other topics,
those invited from the Federal Government as
Special Guests are Nigeria’s Finance Minister,
Dr Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State
Agriculture, Senator Dr.HenekenLokpobiri and
the Special Adviser to the President on Social
Protection Plan.
Other notable key speakers at the summit
which will be broadcast live in Nigeria include
Prof. Charles ChukwumaSoludo, Former
Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Pat
Utomi, (Economist), Founder/CEO at Centre for
Values in Leadership (CVL) and Prof. Kingsley
Moghalu, Former Deputy Governor of Central
Bank of Nigeria, Prof SojiAdelaja of the
Michigan State University MSU.
State Governors from Nigeria that are expected
to attend include Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger
State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba
State, Mr AkinwunmiAmbode of Lagos State,
Chief Willie Obiano of Anambra State and Prof
Senator Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River
Representatives of International Monetary Fund
(IMF), World Bank Group (WBG), African
Development Bank (AfDB),Bill Gates
Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and a
delegation from the European Union are also
expected to feature prominently during the
panel discussion.
Speaking about the upcoming event, the US Co-
ordinator of NYPF, Mr. OkenfeLiberty while
noting that the summit was the second of its
kind by NYPF said the event was geared toward
proffering lasting solutions to the current
economic challenges in Nigeria
“We can no longer pretend that Nigeria is
not in a recession. This is evident by the
dip in government revenues,drop in
consumer spending, decline in economic
activities, job losses and most
importantly Inflation rate. Which is why
we have come together as young
professionals to address these issues on
the way forward for Nigeria. It is our
hope that the resolutions from the
summit which will be submitted to the
President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, will be properly reviewed and
recommendation made forpossible
adoption. “He said

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The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum
(NYPF) ( www.nypforum.org ) is a Non-
Governmental Organization composed of over 3
million young Nigerian professionals from
diverse professions and perspectives to learn
from each other and to build comprehensive
solutions on the local and international levels.
In March 2016, NYPF made headlines when it
launched a N500 million Naira special seed fund
(Young Entrepreneurs &Student Grant Scheme)
(YESGrant) for young Nigerians as part of
efforts to grow more indigenous entrepreneurs,
encourage the culture of self-reliance and
deepen the Nigeria economy.

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