By Milcah Tanimu
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has emphasized the importance of promoting and ensuring human capital development for both public and private sector stakeholders. NESG believes that doing so is essential to address the challenges of brain drain and unemployment in Nigeria.
Amina Maina, Chairperson of the NES 29 Central Organizing Committee, stressed the urgency of retaining Nigeria’s top talents. She noted that Nigerians excel in various fields globally, including education, healthcare, finance, and infrastructure. It is crucial to find ways to keep these talented individuals in the country.
Maina stated, “Wherever you go around the world, you hear that the best people – whether in education, healthcare, the financial industry, or even in infrastructure, are Nigerians. We must find a way to keep and retain our best brains in-country.”
NESG aims to leverage the nation’s abundant human capital to propel Nigeria back to its rightful place among nations. The group believes that, with the right systems in place, Nigeria can retain its best and brightest talents within the country.
The statement also mentioned that the upcoming NESG summit will feature discussions on the emigration of highly skilled professionals and the high levels of youth unemployment, addressing critical issues related to human capital development in Nigeria.