The fixation today is on recession and how Nigeria can come out of recession, rather than understanding our current economic architecture and how we got to where we are, with a view to building a more resilient economy that would be better able to resist the shocks of the normal boom and bust cycles of commodity prices.

On the economy, the EPL will be looking at the underlying factors that moved Nigeria from a decade of growth to recession and how it is that despite the high economic growth rates there has been a concurrent increase in poverty rates. Our intervention will seek solutions and strategies to bring the vast amounts of economic activity taking place in the informal sector into the formal economy.