Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
and other agencies involved in the
implementation of the Financial System
Strategy (FSS 2020) will converge on Lagos
this week to mark ten years of strategizing
to bring into existence the Financial System
Strategy 2020.
The objective of the event, which is billed
for the Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island,
Lagos, from Wednesday, December 6 to
Thursday, December 7, 2017, is to review
the status of the FSS2020 programme and

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deliberate on the priorities and strategies
for the next three years (2018-2020).
During the forum, the CBN and the
various implementing agencies such
as the National Federal Mortgage Bank
of Nigeria, Federal Inland Revenue
Service, Nigeria Stock Exchange, National
Insurance Commission, Securities and
Exchange Commission, etc. are to take
stock of the progress so far and address
challenges in forging an international
financial system. Participants are expected
to come up with an outlook for the next
three years (2018-2020) and beyond in
helping to evolve an economy that is one
of the 20 largest economies in the world.

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Highlight of the event to be declared
open by the Governor of the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the delivery of
the keynote address by the Coordinator
of the FSS2020 Project Office and CBN
Deputy Governor in charge of Corporate
Services Directorate, Alhaji Suleiman
Barau, whose tenure as Deputy Governor
ends later this month.
In 2007, the CBN launched the FSS2020
aimed at calibrating the financial system
as a means of ensuring economic
growth and development with the view
of growing the Nigerian economy to
become one of the 20 largest economies
in the world by 2020.

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