….As state moves to partner with Knauf, Bosch, Caterina De’ Medici Africa in Sustainable Development
Ekiti State Government will be participating in an Investor Summit and Meetings for sustainable growth and development in Germany this week.
The Ekiti State delegation comprising of two Special Advisers- Mr Niyi Adebayo (Budget, Economic Planning and Performance Management) and Tayo Adeola (Industry, Trade and Investment), will join Investors, leaders of organisations, decision-makers, academia, and various stakeholders within the global sustainability industries at the Institutional Capital Forum (ICF) – The 6th Sustainable Investor Summit (SIS 6) in Germany between May 16th and 17th at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Frankfurt.
The mission of ICF-SIS 6 is to rapidly shift investment practices towards sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and generating positive social and environmental impacts. The summit provides a communication platform to help corporate leaders, government, and stakeholders tackle urgent challenges, reducing their climate change footprint.
Foluke Michael, a United Nations SDG Award winner and project management expert, will facilitate the various meetings and negotiations in Germany. According to her, Ekiti State is transitioning to Green Economy towards net zero through agroforestry, climate-smart agriculture, circular economy, and trade facilitation, focusing on utilising long-term investment to achieve social-economic and environmental development and the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
At the summit, the delegation will present Ekiti State’s strategic goals, implementation plan and ease of doing business to facilitate necessary investments and partnerships. Over a hundred global business leaders will speak at the event.
Thereafter, the delegation will hold strategic meetings with leading German technology companies, including Knauf and Bosch, to finalise partnerships, including training and capacity-building programmes for Ekiti youths.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, stated that Ekiti is ready for partnerships, development and investment opportunities. He looks forward to welcoming continued support of Investors, Development Partners, the Private Sector, Multilateral Agencies and Educational Institutions to the state.
“Ekiti is very open to business and has an enabling policy and institutional framework to ensure prudence, transparency and accountability in respect of all relationships”, he added.
Mr Niyi Adebayo, a leading delegation member, said the Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji administration intends to invest in empowering Ekiti youth to support and position a good number of them to develop the required skills and exposure that would make them compete favourably in the global technology arena.