Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 25th Anniversary Essay Competition 2019

Application Deadline : July 24, 2019

El Grupo de Cumbre Económica de Nigeria (NESG) in partnership with the National Universities Commission (NUC) is pleased to announce the theme for the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 25th Anniversary Essay Competition

Enhancing Confidence in Nigeria for Nation Building: Towards Economic Success and Improved Quality of life for Nigerians

Trust is the social glue that holds families, communities, organizations and societies together; without it, reaching any agreement can become a fraught negotiation.” – Peggy (Rockefeller) Dulany,Synergos1

Con un cambio global hacia un crecimiento económico "inclusivo", se argumenta que la prosperidad económica y el éxito empresarial no pueden explicarse adecuadamente por la abundancia de recursos naturales, la inteligencia intelectual o la presencia de buenas leyes e instituciones. Más bien, la prosperidad económica requiere (además de los elementos mencionados anteriormente) una cultura de confianza y capital social que forme una contribución económica (Fukuyama, 1995).

According to Fukuyama, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between the level of trust of a country and her economic expansion or success. The higher the collective trust level of a nation, the higher the level of collaboration and her chances at inclusive economic development.

In the light of the challenges that have constantly plagued the Nigerian economy such as high levels of corruption and rent seeking, insecurity and insurgency, poor and deteriorating human capital indices, slow and non-inclusive economic growth, slow diversification of the economy, year-on-year budget deficits, economic regression of sub-nationals amongst others, Nigeria has remained a low-trust country and this has resulted in a slow-paced growth.

With an outlook of building a nation that is competitive and sustainable, Nigeria sets to embark on the long march towards economic growth and improved quality of life for its people. Bearing in mind the highly diverse nature of Nigeria, we cannot therefore shy away from the arduous task of rebuilding trust and confidence in her people.

It is on this premise that the NESG calls for applicants for the essay competition.


Las entradas deben escribirse en inglés

Una entrada por participante.

Cantidad máxima de palabras de 1,500

No se acepta plagio

Submitted before July 24, 2019


Pasantía pagada en el NESG
All expense paid trip to 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja,October 2019 Essay presentation to an audience of top public/private officials Prestigious certificate of performance

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Visit the Official Webpage of the NES 25th Anniversary Essay Competition 2019


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