According to a statement from the group, doing so was crucial in addressing the challenges of brain drain and unemployment in Nigeria.
In the statement, the Chairperson, NES 29 Central Organising Committee, Amina Maina, stressed the need for the country to find a way to retain its best brains.
She stated that, “Wherever you go around the world, you hear that the best people – whether in education, healthcare, the financial industry or even in infrastructure, are Nigerians. We must find a way to keep and retain our best brains in-country.
“We hope that at NES 29, the private sector community will be able to give us bold ideas, which will be a way of turning things around. From the public sector side, we hope to find a synergy that brings the public and private sectors together to help us reduce our unemployment rate, ensure our youths are gainfully employed and have something to look forward to.
“We desire to use the human capital we are blessed with to put Nigeria back on the trajectory where it should be. We should be able to take our place among the comity of nations because we do have the best and brightest, and with the right system, we can retain them back home.”
The statement added that its upcoming summit would include discussions on the emigration of highly skilled professionals and high levels of youth unemployment.