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DATE: 28th February & 1st March, 2018
                 Programme Outline
THEME: States Partnership as a Tool for Sustainable Economic Development
                           DAY ONE
9.30-10.30am Registration
10:30 – 11:00am


Arrival of

All Guests Seated
11:00 – 11:05am National Anthem
11:05  – 11:10am Introductions & Recognitions
11:10 – 11:15am Welcome Address – Mr. Akinyemi Ashade; Hon. Commissioner, Min. of Finance, Lagos  
11:15 – 11:20am Remarks – Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman OFR, CON; Chairman, Kano Economic Summit
11:20 – 11:40am Keynote Address – HH The Emir of Kano ; Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II (CON)
11:40 – 11:45am Royal Remarks – HRH The Oba of Lagos; Oba Rilwan Babatunde O.A. Akiolu
11:45 – 11:50am Goodwill Message – Alhaji Aliko Dangote (GCON); CEO, Dangote Group
11:50 – 11:55am Goodwill Message – Mr. Tunde Folawiyo; MD/Chairman, Yinka Folawiyo Group
11:55 – 12:05pm Governor of Kano’s Address –  Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR
12:05 – 12:15pm Governor of Lagos & Chief Host’s Address – Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
12:15 – 12:45pm                                                             Tea Break
12:45 – 1:25pm Plenary Session One
Focus Governance
Topic Significance of Political Stability to Good Governance & Economic Dev.
Moderator Prof. Attahiru Jega, OFR – Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Comm. (INEC)
Lead Discussant Prof. Pat Utomi – Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership
Discussants Mr. Isa Ahmed, mni – Former Permanent Secretary, Kano
Prof. Ladipo Adamolekun — Governance and Public Sector Management Consultant, World Bank
Comments & Interactions
Wrap Up
1:25 – 2:25pm                                                      Lunch
2:25 – 3:05pm Breakout Sessions
Session Infrastructure: Power, Transport & Urban Waste Management
Breakout Session 1 Power
Topic Opportunities open to States for enhancing the provision of Power
Moderator Engr. Mansur Ahmed Director, Stakeholder Relations & Corporate Comms., Dangote Group
Lead Discussant Engr. Mustapha Balarabe Shehu – Chairman /CEO, MBS Engineering Limited
Discussants Mr. Kola  Adeshina –  Executive Chairman, Egbin Thermal Station
Mrs. Onyeche Tifase — MD/CEO, Siemens Nigeria
Mallam  Sharfuddeen Zubair Mahmoud —  Head Market, Competition and Rates Division, NERC
Comments & Interactions           
Wrap Up
Breakout Session 2 Transport
Topic Development of a multi-modal Transport system – The challenge for Mega Cities
Moderator Mr. Joseph Tegbe  – Partner & Head, Technology Advisory Services and Markets, KPMG
Lead Discussant Engr. Chidi K.C Izuwah   Ag DG/CEO, Infrastructure Concession & Regulatory Commission
Discussants Engr. Musa Mahmud Dansarki – Director Operations, Kano Line
Dr. Salaam Taiwo Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Lagos
Mr. Abiodun Otunola – MD, Planet Projects Limited
Engr. Abiodun Dabiri – MD, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
Comments & Interactions
 Wrap Up
Breakout Session 3 Urban Waste Management
Topic A Framework for Government & Private Sector Partnership in Waste Management
Moderator Mrs. Atinuke Adelakun – MD, Unravel Solutions
Lead Discussant Engr. Hussam Karry Director, Special Assignment, Due Process Bureau, Kano
Discussants Mr. John Irvine CEO, Visionscape Group
Dr. Garba Saleh Ahmad  Director, Planning & Monitoring, Min. of Environment, Kano
Comments & Interactions
 Wrap Up
3:05 – 3:40pm Plenary Session Two
Focus Internally Generated Revenue
Topic Best Practices in enhancing & sustaining IGR in States
Moderator Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru – Managing Partner, Compliance Professionals Plc.
Lead Discussant Mr. Aminu Mukhtar Dan Amu – Hon. Commissioner, Min. of Finance, Kano
Discussants Mr. Ayo Subair – Chairman, Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS)
Dr. Muhammad Sagagi – Manager, DFID Training Programme, Kano
Mr. Akin Dawodu – CEO, Citibank Nigeria Limited
  Mr. Taiwo Oyedele – Head, Tax & Corporate Advisory Services, PwC Nigeria
Comments & Interactions
Wrap Up
3:40 – 4:15pm Plenary Session Three
Focus Tourism
Topic Unlocking the Potentials of Tourism in the States
Moderator Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters  Founder, Terra Kulture
Lead Discussant Dr. Munzali A. Dantata – Exec. Dir., Zuma Institute for Globalization & Entrepreneurship
Discussants Mr. Koye Edu – Director, Epe Resort
Prof. Sule Bello – Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Comments & Interactions
Wrap Up
4:15 – 4:20pm Closing Remarks – Prof. Hafizu Abubakar (MFR), Deputy Governor, Kano


                                            DAY TWO
TIME                                                   ACTIVITIES
9:00 – 9:45am All Guests Seated
9:45 – 10:00am Presentation on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan by Dr. Jumoke Oduwole  SSA to the President on Industry, Trade & Investment
10:00 – 10:40am Plenary Session Four
Focus Security
Topic The Role of States in managing Security challenges in Mega Cities
Moderator Alhaji Bashir A. Albasu, AIG (Rtd)  — Katukan Kano
Lead Discussant Alhaji Hashimu Salihu Argungu, mni  – Retired Deputy Inspector General, Nigeria Police Force
Discussants Mr. Tunji Alapini, mni – Retired Assistant Inspector General, Nigeria Police Force
Mr. Oye-Hassan Odukale – Chairman, Security Trust Fund, Lagos
               Comments & Interactions
                            Wrap Up
10:40 – 11:20am Plenary Session Five
Focus Ease of Doing Business
Topic Responsibilities of States in improving Ease of Doing Business ranking in Nigeria
Moderator Mr. Uyi Akpata – Country Senior Partner, PwC Nigeria     
Lead Discussant Prof. Alan Frishman –  Prof. of Economics, Horbat & W.M. Smith College Rochester, N.Y



Alh. Ahmad Rabiu – Hon. Comm., Min. of Commerce, Industry, Coop. & Tourism, Kano
Dr. Jumoke Oduwole  SSA to the President on Industry, Trade & Investment
Dr. Mudashiru Yusuf – DG, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)
Mrs. Bola Adesola – MD/CEO, Standard Chartered Bank  Nigeria
Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, OON – Vice-Chairman, Reach Care Foundation
                    Comments & Interactions
                                Wrap Up
11:20 –  11:40am                                                    Tea Break
11:40 – 12:20pm Plenary Session Six
Focus Agric and other Value Chains
Topic Growth & Investment Opportunities in Agribusiness – Value Chain approach
Moderator Mr. Francis Osuyah – CEO, FROS Capital
Lead Discussant Prof. Murtala Sabo Sagagi – Dean, Dangote Business School, Bayero University, Kano



Mr. Richard Sandall – Senior Private Sector Adviser, DFID
Dr. Sani Hussaini Sagagi –  Deputy Country Director, Sasakawa Africa Association, Nigeria 
Mr. Rahul Savara – Group Managing Director, Tropical General Investments Group
Mr. Olugbenga Awe — Group Head, Agric Finance, Heritage Bank Plc.
                Comments & Interactions
                            Wrap Up
12:20  – 1:20pm                                                      Lunch
1:20 – 2:00pm Plenary Session Seven
Focus Education, ICT and Skills Development
Topic Knowledge Economy: The Role of Education, ICT and Skills Development
Moderator Dr. Bashir Shehu Galadanci – Bayero University, Kano
Lead Discussant Dr. Kabir Kabo Usman – Former DG,  Centre for Management Development (CMD)



Mr. Ekenem J. Isichei — West Africa Lead, Corporate Council on Africa
Mr. John Obaro – MD/CEO,  SystemSpecs     
Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo – Exec. Sec, Lagos State Tech. and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB)
Comments & Interactions
Wrap Up
2:00 – 3:00pm  CLOSING CEREMONY
2:00 – 2:10pm Governors of Lagos and Kano welcomes the Vice President
2:10 – 2:30pm Overview of Summit Highpoints
2:30 – 2:35pm                                                     MOU Signing
2:35 – 2:55pm       Address by His Excellency, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, GCON
2:55 – 3:00pm             Vote of Thanks – Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule,  Deputy Governor, Lagos


·         Mr. Lekan Ogunbanwo — Former PS, Lagos State Television Services

·         Mrs. Didi Akinyelure –  Journalist,  BBC UK and CNBC UK

·         Mr. Ameen Kabir Yassar — DG, Media & Communication, Kano