Programme of Events

DAY ONE: Wednesday, 31st August, 2011

4.00 – 7.00pm Arrivals & Registration

DAY TWO: Thursday, 1st September, 2011


Delegates Arrival & Registration


Documentary on the Milestones of South East Nigeria


Opening Remarks by the Chairman, Elder Kalu U. Kalu CON


An Address by Sir Okechukwu Nwadinobi, Chairman, South East Chambers of Commerce Forum


Concept and Philosophy of the Summit by Chief Chris Obiefuna, Chairman, Central Planning Committee, SEES 2011

10.40am-10.50 am

Remarks by Prof. Eric Eboh, Executive Director, AIAE/General Co-ordinator, SENEC Steering Committee


Prologue by Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General, His Exellency, Amb. Ralph Uwechue OFR


Welcome Address by the Host Governor, His Excellency, Barr. Sullivan I. Chime

11.10am-11.45 am

Goodwill Messages from:

- His Excellency, Dr. Alex Ekwueme GCON

- His Excellency, Chief Emeka Anyaoku GCVO, GCVO

- His Excellency, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim GCON

- His Excellency, Admiral Ebitu Ukiwe GCON

- His Excellency, Sen. Ken Nnamani GCON

- His Excellency, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu CFR

- His Excellency, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha


Summit Theme Paper: Creating a 21st Century Economy for South East, Nigeria - Igwebuike
by Dr. Ndi Onuekwusi


Keynote Address: An Over view of South East Economic Landscape: Challenges & Potentials by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Hon. Minister of Finance

Executive Policy Dialogue Platform


Executive Policy Dialogue: Response by Governors of the South East States:

Abia: Chief T.A Orji
Anambra: Mr. Peter Obi
Ebonyi: Chief Martin Elechi MFR
Enugu: Barr. Sullivan Chime
Imo: Owelle Rochas Okorocha


Message from South East Governors Forum by the Chairman, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi


The Summit is formally declared open by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

1.50pm-2.40pm Lunch


2.40pm-2.50pm Presentation of the Ground Rules of the Summit Technical Sessions by Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr., Director General of NESG

Lead Paper Presentation: Collapse of Private and Public Enterprises in the South East Nigeria: Causes, Consequences and Solutions by Emmanuel Nnadozie (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa - UNECA), Addis Ababa


Panel Chair


Panel Discussion

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike, Executive Director, CIDJAP

Dr. Ifeanyi Okoye, MD-Juhel Nig. Ltd

Chief Dr Ajulu G. Uzodike-MD Cutix Cable Plc.

Dr Chike Obidigbo, MD & CEO, Hardis & Dromedas Nig Ltd & Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) South East Nigeria

Engr. Ernest Nwapa, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDB)

Dr. Sam Amadi, CEO, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Dr. Lizzy Okereke, Financial/SME Consultant



Lead Paper presentation/Plenary Session on SENEC: Topic: Institutional/Legal Framework for the Re-creation of the Economic/Social Development of the South East Region

  1. Brief Remarks and Overview of the SENEC Initiative by Engr. (Sir.) Chris Okoye, Chairman, SENEC Steering Committee
  2. Institutional Framework by Prof. Eric Eboh, Executive Director, AIAE/General Co-ordinator, SENEC Steering Committee
  3. Legal Framework by Olisa Agbakoba(SAN), Chairman, Legal Sub-Committee
  4. Common Economic Projects by Prof. Okey Ibeanu,Chairman, Strategic Projects Sub-Committee
  5. South East Nigeria Development Fund (SENDEF) by Prof. Herbert Orji, Co-Chairman, SENDEF Sub-Committee


Panel Chair     

Panel Discussion

Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Ekiti

Prince B.O.N Otti, Vice Chairman Presidential Task Force on Power

Mr. Frank Nneji, CEO, ABC Transport Nig Plc.

Prof. Joy Ogbazi, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Dr. M. I. Okoro, Real Estate Consultant

Mr. Gerald Ilukwe, Galaxy Backbone, Abuja

Dr. Ann Nzegwu, Director, National Planning Commission


Plenary Session and Closing

Rapporteurs for the day
i. Prof. Aboim K.C
ii. Mr. Okey Akaneme
iii. Chief Emma Nwankpa
iv. Mr. Sam Obi
v. Mr. Amaechi Chukwu

DAY THREE: Friday, 2nd September, 2011



Lead Paper Presentation:

  1. Agricultural Development and Food Security: Challenges and Prospects  in the South East Zone by Prof Ikenna Onyido, Former VC Michael Okpara University, Umudike

  2. Agriculture as a Strategy for Socio-Economic Development of the South East Nigeria by Rev. Fr. Prof. Godfrey Nzamujo, Director, Songhai Centre, Port Novo, Republic of Benin.


Panel Chair


Panel Discussion

Prof. Peter Onwughalu, Director-General, Raw Material Research and Development Institute (RMRDI)

Dr. Ken Nwosu, International Root Crops Research Institute
Prince Ike Ubaka, 1st Dep. National President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria
Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli MFR, Founder and Director, LEAP Africa
Prof. Moses Okonkwo, Provost, Enugu State College of Agriculture & Agro-Entrepreneurship
Prof. Martin Anikwe, Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture, Enugu State.


Tea Break



Lead Paper Presentation:

  1. Transforming Nigeria’s Power Sector: Benefits for the South East by Prof. Barth Nnaji, Chairman , Presidential Task Force on Power

  2. Strategic plan for Industrialization of the South East Nigeria; Issues, Challenges and Prospects by Prof. Ukwu I. Ukwu, South East Nigeria Economic Commission (SENEC).


Panel Chair:

Panel Co-chairperson


Panel Discussion

Dr. Kingsley Moghalu (Dep. Gov. CBN)

Ms Aruma Otteh, Director General, Securities & Exchange Commission

Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike, Executive Director, CIDJAP
Prof Goddy Onuoha (MD, PRODA)
Hon Mathias Omeh, President, National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB)
Dr. Sam Amadi, CEO, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Ms Evelyn Oputu, MD, Bank of Industry (BOI)
Mr. John Okoye, Assistant General Manager, Zenith Bank

1.00-2.00pm Lunch

TECHNICAL SESSION (5): Political Agenda for the South East


Lead Paper Presentations:

(i) Reflections on the Politics And Economics of South East Nigeria @ 50 by Prof Anya O. Anya

(ii) The South East Zone and the Nigerian Political Equation: Now & Future by Dr. Chris Aniedobe – USA.


Panel Chair

1st Vice-Chairman

2nd Vice-Chairman

3rd Vice-Chairman


Panel Discussion

H.E. Sen. Ken Nnamani GCON

Sen. Ike Ekweremad CFR, Deputy Senate President

Chief Bob Ogbuagu

Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives

Abia State:
Rtd. Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu  
Chief Onyema Ugochukwu
Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu

Enugu State:
HRM, Hon. Justice Ezebuilo Ozobu
Prof. Lawrence Ochor
Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr.

Anambra State:
Prof. ABC Nwosu
Prof Ben Obumselu
HE Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezife

Ebonyi State:
Chief Gari Igariwey
Chief Dave Nwachukwu
Rev. Fr. Dr. John Odey

Imo State:
Dr. George Obiozor
Dr. Joe Nwaorgu

Rapporteurs for the day
Prof. Ralph Nwokedi
Dr. Nick Igwe
Prof. F. O. Ede
Mr. Victor Agunwa
Pharm. Francis Ahaneku
Dr. Mrs Betty Agujiobi
Dr. Mrs Oku

Communique Drafting Committee

Chairman Prof. Egwu U. Egwu
Prof. K.C. Aboim
Mr. Amaechi Chukwu
Chief Emma Nwankpa
Dr. Nick Igwe
Prof. Ralph Nwokedi


  • Establishment of South East Economic Summit Group (SEESG)

    • Agreement on a common annual Summit for the zone and hosting of State sectoral summits based on areas of comparative advantage.

    • . Setup sectoral Technical groups to work on Summit papers/ recommendations to produce implantation modules, benchmarks and growth indicators.

    • Agree on guidelines to create a Community Ownership Scheme for re discovery, collective development and support for one another.

    • To agree on our political bargaining power and an All-Party strategy to have a common Zonal agenda that will be development driven.

  • Policy Report for the Governments of South East States and major stakeholders

  • . Closer relationship between the Governors and the people

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