The Business Support Group (BSG) for Vision 2020 http://www.nv2020.org/?Funding was today inaugurated by Vice President Jonathan Goodluck, with a specific mandate of mobilising mobilise private sector support and financing for Nigeria’s developmental programme
The key functions of the Business Support Group are to:
- Generate Publicity, public opinion and national buy-in.
- Mobilize Resources from the Private Sector
- Organize fund raising activities to support NV2020;
- Provide Technical and Financial support
Vision 2020 http://www.nv2020.org/ is Nigeria’s economic blueprint which hopes to place Nigeria’s among the worlds 20 most developed economies by the year 2020.
The 240 member Business Support Group (BSG) for Vision 2020 is chaired by the chairman of First Bank, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab. Members include the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; the Chairman of the African Business Round-Table and former governor of old Gongola State, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Alhaji Bashir Borodo; MD/CEO Oceanic Bank, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru and Chairman of Daar Communication, Dr Raymond Alioghor Dokpesi.
Other members are the publisher of the Champion Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwanyawu; Chairman of Intercontinental Bank, Erastus Akinbgola; MD of Unity Bank, Alhaji Falalu Bello; Mr. Femi Otedola of the African Petroleum former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie; MD of Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia and Chairman of NICON Group, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.
Others are chairman of Globacom, Mr. Mike Adenuga, the Director General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange; Mrs. Ndi Okereke-Oyuike; Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa; Chairman of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah, and the MD of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu