THE Founder and Chairman, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, has been appointed Private Sector Co-Chair of the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission (GIPC) of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Steering Committee.
His partner in that role is the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was appointed the Public Sector Co-Chair.
The GIPC will facilitate the implementation of NES recommendations on Governance and Institutions, as well as develop advocacy programmes to engage policymakers and influence public debates through summits, seminars, workshops, position papers, local and international conferences, policy dialogues, public lectures and spearhead initiatives to drive the commission’s mandate.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) itself is a foremost think-tank organization in Nigeria that promotes sustainable growth and development in the Nigerian economy.
Reacting to his appointment, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede expressed his commitment to achieve the commission’s mandate, saying:” Across the world, in many first world countries, the advancement of the private sector — especially with the adoptions of new-age technology tools served as a critical source of inspiration for the public sector and for successful government reform.
“Furthermore, the quality of the leaders of public institutions — their skillset, capability, their approach and their beliefs — always serves as an important determinant of the success of the reform. This combination of factors — strong private sector innovation and entrepreneurship, and effective public sector leadership — are widely acknowledged as the key to the developmental success we see in the world’s most advanced nations.
“Thus, if sustainable long- term solutions are to be developed and consistent growth and development is to be achieved, a greater level of collaboration must be fostered between the public and private sectors.”