The South-East/South-South Network (SESSNet) has concluded arrangements to
hold its maiden international conference in Owerri, Imo State capital.
The theme of the Conference is: South-East and South-South: Towards
Greater Economic Union.
SESSNet, is a group of progressive, digitally-connected professionals in
Nigeria and Diaspora that believes that the Eleven South-East and
South-South states of Nigeria based on their geographical, cultural and
social proximity, should establish an economic union and thus lead the way
to Nigeria’s economic emancipation.
The conference is taking place at the Conference Hall of the Links Hotel,
Chief Evan Enwerem Ave, Owerri, Nigeria, on the 18th of April, 2017 at
10:00 am prompt.
Those expected at the conference includes stakeholders from South-South
and South East region of the country; State Governors and their relevant
commissioners. Others are private and public sector operators in the
region and the general public interested in the SESSNet agenda.
A rights activist, Annkio Briggs, and other notable names from the region
are expected to speak at the Summit The group in an official statement
issued yesterday and jointly signed by the National Coordinators, Messrs
Emmanuel Ohai, Dowell Mirin, Eze Eluchie, Emen Dunn, Tochukwu Ezeoke, and
Aloysius Osuji stated issues to be discussed at the conference include:
fiscal federalism, economic integration, political integration, addressing
regional fears, mistrust and political concerns and inter-regional
commerce amongst the eleven states of the South South and South East.
According to SESSNet, the fora will give the South South and South East
states an ample opportunity to focus on its natural resources in
developing areas of its comparative advantage and ultimately entrench
inter-regional trade and commerce.
Lamenting that the region has been stunted by inherent contradictions of
the Nigerian State, SESSNet further stated that South South and South East
has an enormous and the greatest potentials in terms of human, economic
and natural resources in Sub Saharan Africa.
Launched in December, 2016, SESSNet, is a progressive, digitally-connected
organising group in Nigeria. The group is pioneered online, organising and
creating advocacy techniques that have become standard in politics,
nonprofits, and the industrial sector globally.
SESSNet had earlier called for the transformation of Nigeria into a true
federation that works for the people by restructuring the country to
reflect fiscal federalism; The group aims to create a
South-South/South-East network of dedicated professionals to synergise and
assume leadership positions and to educate and enlighten the youths in the
region to take control of their destiny