Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Essay Competition 2019 for Undergraduates of Nigerian Universities


Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is now accepting entries from Undergraduates of Nigerian Universities for its 2019 Essay Competition 2019. The deadline for submission of entries for NESG essay contest is 24th July, 2019.

Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Essay Competition

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in partnership with the National Universities Commission (NUC) is pleased to announce the theme for the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 25th Anniversary Essay Competition- ” Enhancing Confidence in Nigeria for Nation Building: towards economic success and improved quality of life for Nigerians



Trust is the social glue that holds families, communities, organizations and societies together; without it, reaching any agreement can become a fraught negotiation. – Peggy (Rockefeller) Dulany, Synergos.

With a global shift towards ‘inclusive’ economic growth, it is argued that economic prosperity and business success cannot be adequately explained by abundance of natural resources, brilliance of intellect, or the presence of good laws and institutions. Rather, economic prosperity requires (in addition to the above elements listed) a culture of trust and social capital that forms an economic input (Fukuyama, 1995).

In the light of challenges that have constantly plagued the Nigerian economy despite being the largest African economy, Nigeria has remained a low-trust country and this has resulted in a slow-paced growth.

With an outlook of building a nation that is competitive and sustainable, Nigeria sets to embark on the long march towards economic growth and improved quality of life for its people. Bearing in mind the highly diverse nature of Nigeria, we cannot therefore shy away from the arduous task of rebuilding trust and confidence in her people. It is on this premise that the NESG calls for applicants for the essay competition.

Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Essay Competition Eligibility.

  • Entrants must be undergraduates of Nigerian Universities
  • Entries must be written in English
  • One entry per participant
  • 1,500 maximum word count
  • Plagiarism is not accepted
  • All entries must be properly referenced using the American Psychological Association style (APA) style

Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Essay Competition Benefits.

The top three students will receive:

  • Paid Internship at the NESG
  • All expense paid trip to 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, October 2019
  • Essay presentation to an audience of top public/private officials
  • Prestigious certificate of performance

How to Submit Entries for NESG Essay Competition.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Enter” button below:

Enter Here Official Link

  • Follow the link above,
  • Fill in your contact details,
  • Upload your recent passport,
  • Follow the instructions,
  • Submit your essay.

All entries must be properly referenced using the American Psychological Association style (APA) style!

Learn about APA Style

Deadline: 24th July, 2019.


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