The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 19 organized the Redeemers’ Men Fellowship Economic Conference, which featured speakers such as Lagos State Commissioners for Budget and Planning, Mr Samuel Egube; chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Dr Doyin Salami; Executive Vice-Chairman of Emerging Africa Group, Mrs Toyin Sanni; and agricultural consultant, Professor Funsho Sonaiya. The event’s theme, “Disrupted, Resilience, Rebuilding, and Recovering,” addressed Nigeria’s economic outlook, financing, transport and logistics, agriculture, and value chains.
The Pastor-in-charge of Region 19, Pastor Brown Oyitso, stated that the theme has become a part of people’s daily lives, especially during unprecedented challenges caused by the global pandemic, climate changes, social and political upheaval, and technological advancement. He emphasized the power of human resilience and determination to rebuild and recover, calling on everyone to be resilient, creative, and determined as they work towards a better future.
The Region 19 RMF Coordinator, Pastor Amos Emovon, highlighted the conference’s benefits, including knowledge sharing, networking, inspiration, skill-building, and exposure to new ideas and technologies.
Dr Salami discussed opportunities for investment capital in Nigeria and stressed the need for mobilizing both domestic and foreign capital to raise the investment/GDP ratio. Mr Egube noted Nigeria’s potential to become a global economic powerhouse, while Professor Sonaiya presented investment opportunities in the agriculture value chain, particularly in transport and storage, trade, retail, and e-commerce. Mrs Sanni talked about funding dreams and how they can turn imagination into reality.
In conclusion, the conference provided a platform for participants to learn from the experiences and insights of the speakers and explore new strategies and solutions to rebuild and recover from the disruptions caused by recent challenges.