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Alaghodaro 2023: Edo intensifies preparation as investors, policy experts, others converge to chart path for Edo’s future

14 Oct 2023


Nigeria’s captains of industry, renowned policy experts, manufacturers, business leaders, investment experts, and industrialists, among other stakeholders, are set to converge on Benin City, the Edo State capital, for the 2023 Alaghodaro Investment Summit.

The summit will provide an opportunity to explore partnerships, forge ideas and envision a prosperous future for the State, in line with the visions of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to place the State on the path of sustainable and accelerated growth and development.

This is as preparations are in top gear for the success of the event organised yearly by the private sector in the State to mark the anniversary of the Obaseki-led administration.

In its seventh edition, the five-day event will help spotlight the transformative programmes and policies by the government over the past years which have improved the lives of millions of Edo people and chart the course for the State’s prosperous future.

In a statement, the Chairperson, Local Organising Committee and Executive Secretary, Alaghodaro Economic Summit Limited/Gte, Eire Ifueko Alufohai, said the summit, with the theme, “The Edo Story: Creating Shared Opportunities into the Future,” will take place between Wednesday, November 8 and Sunday, November 12, 2023, in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Alufohai noted that the event which has become a symbol of the State’s vision to become a thriving economic and industrial hub will attract the crème de la crème in the nation’s private and public sectors and beyond.

She assured that this year’s edition, being the last summit that will be celebrated under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki, promises to be memorable and exciting with an array of events that will leave a lasting impact on the State’s future.

According to her, “The activities lined up for this year’s summit 2023 include the Edo Women Conference scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2023, which will be followed by the Ancient City Tour and Cocktail on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

“On Friday, November 10, 2023, will be the main Alaghodaro Summit, Muslim Prayers, Award and Dinner, while the Governor’s Golf Tournament, Food Fair and Youth Concert will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The event will end on Saturday, November 12, 2023 with Thanksgiving Service.”

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