The AfCFTA marks a new chapter for Nigerian businesses, providing unprecedented opportunities to expand and thrive in a dynamic regional market. By understanding the potential of AfCFTA, embracing collaboration, addressing challenges, and investing in innovation, Ekiti State businesses can navigate this new era and build sustainable enterprises that contribute to the economic growth of the state and the nation as a whole. The time to seize the advantages of AfCFTA is now, and Ekiti State businesses are well-positioned to lead the way in this transformative journey toward a prosperous future.

“A New Era for Nigerian Businesses: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of AfCFTA for Building Sustainable Businesses”.

We are inviting students in tertiary institutions in Ekiti State to submit their exceptional research papers for the 2023 Ekiti Business Summit Article Writing Competition.

2023 Ekiti Business Summit Article Writing Competition aims to recognize and celebrate the outstanding research efforts of students in Ekiti State. We believe that research plays a crucial role in advancing knowledge and fostering innovation. This competition provides a platform for students to showcase their research prowess and contribute to the academic and intellectual growth of our state while exposing the opportunities and challenges that the AfCFTA possess to a larger audience.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Length: The article should be between 400-600 words.
  2. Original Content: Only submit original articles that have not been previously published elsewhere.
  3. Well-Researched: Ensure that your article is thoroughly researched and includes credible sources where necessary.
  4. Relevant to the Topic: The article should align with the theme “A New Era for Nigerian Businesses: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of AfCFTA for Building Sustainable Businesses”.
  5. Clarity and Coherence: Make sure your article is well-structured, easy to read, and coherent, conveying your ideas effectively.
  6. Insights and Analysis: Provide valuable insights and analysis on the impact of AfCFTA on sustainable business development in Ekiti State.
  7. Actionable Recommendations: Offer practical recommendations and strategies for  businesses to thrive within the AfCFTA framework.
  8. Proper Citations: If you include data, statistics, or quotes from external sources, ensure proper citations and references are provided.
  9. Deadline: Submissions should be sent no later than June 15, 2023.
  10. Formatting: All article should be submitted with Font Type: Verdana, Font Size 12, Alignment: Justified and should be in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  11. Author Bio: Include a brief author bio (50-100 words) at the end of the article, including your name, professional background, and any relevant affiliations.

Submission Process:

Upload your article as an attachment Here.

Note: The editorial team will review all submissions and contact you regarding the status of your article by June 22, 2023

We look forward to receiving your insightful article and appreciate your contribution to the Ekiti Business Summit success.