Forum of Governors Network(FOG), a media outfit championing the cause of monitoring and showcasing the activities of the Nigerian state executives and their efforts in building a united and economically-sound society, in conjunction with Olusegun Obasanjo Global Foundation(OOF), a UK-based charity organization established to improve human security for all in Africa, will in London on the 8th of July 2014 convene a conference tagged “Nigeria Governors Conference London 2014” to garner global support for the socio-economic and sustainable development in Nigeria.
The theme of the conference will be “Promoting social and economic development and investment in Nigeria”. The conference aims to raise awareness on the context of each State, their needs and their key areas of focus with emphasis on education, health, agriculture and human development to promote socio-economic development by generating support from donor organizations and private sector companies.
Former PresidentOlusegunObasanjo, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair,other notable world leaders, Captain of Industries, Business Moguls and development agencies will attend and give keynote addresses during the conference.
The speeches and presentations made during the event will be collated and published as a report in a book form. The OOF will feature details of the event on its website as will also the Forum of Governors Network.
Participating organizations at the event will indicate partnerships the various States. Funds raised will help to develop infrastructure, health, education and support socio-economic development throughout Nigeria.
The event will be a gathering of Nigerian state Governors, State Commissioners, Directors of Health, Education, Agriculture, Labour, Trade & Investment, Youth Development, and Organizations like GlaxoSmithKline, Nike Foundation, Intel, World Bank, DFID, British Council, ODI, Plan UK, Proctor & Gamble, UNHCR, White & Case amongst other leading organizations and corporations are free to participate.
The conference which will take place on the 8th of July 2014 at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London, is an opportunity for the participants to shape priority actions that will enhance socio-economic support and investment for States in Nigeria.