South East Working Group on Election and Governance (SEWEG) Business Meeting III

Preliminaries
Following the arrival and registration of members at the venue for the meeting, the Executive Director, IID, Prof Okey Ibeanu, called the group to order by 9.30 am. He thereafter gave a brief opening remarks, thanking members for keeping faith with the ideals of SEWEG and the IID. Prof Ibeanu noted that the third business meeting of SEWEG would discuss “Stimulating Economic Development in the South East”. He pointed out that the theme was timely especially as SEWEG had looked at democratic governance in the Local Governments in the South East, and leadership challenges facing the zone ahead of the 2019 general elections in their previous meetings. Thereafter, Prof Ibeanu introduced the presenter of the lead discussion paper, Dr Stan A. Ukeje, an accomplished Economist and former Director at the Central Bank of Nigeria. Members introduced themselves to Dr Ukeje, after which Prof Ibeanu called for the presentation of the lead discussion paper.

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