Federal Government is set to meet with top Nigerian bankers and other professional bodies to proffer solutions to the decaying country’s economy and set a realistic value-driven agenda for the growth of the nation’s economy.
The event slated to hold early September in Abuja, is coming under the auspices of the 9th Annual Banking and Finance Conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN.
The theme of this year’s conference is, “The Financial Services Industry Agenda for a New Nigeria”, with sub-titles to address specific critical issues in the economy such as the imperative for national rebirth for economic development and the role of Nigerian financial services sector.
They will also look at the financial services sector and security challenges in Nigeria; financing infrastructural development in the new era; and the financial services sector and the challenge of corruption in the country.
Top on the list of high profile and seasoned experts drawn from the key sectors who will examine issues at the conference include, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president-elect of the African Development Bank and former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police; Prof. Barth Nnaji, Chief Executive Officer Geometric Power/former Minister of Power; Barrister Ekpo Nta, Chairman, ICPC; Dr. Ona Ekhomu.
Also, president, Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, AISSON, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, former DG, Infrastructure Commission; Mr. Mr. Andrew Ali, President/CEO African Finance Corporation; Mr. Soji Apampa, Executive Director, The Convention on Business Integrity; Dr. Doyin Salami, member, Monetary Policy Committee, CBN & Faculty Member, LBS; Mr. Kunle Onyinloye, HCIB, MD/CE, The Infrastructure Bank Plc; among others.
The Annual Banking and Finance Conference is designed to provide a platform for policy makers, key regulators and operators in the Financial Services Industry to share experience and exchange ideas on relevant contemporary issues affecting the Financial Services Sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari, will be the Distinguished Guest of Honour while Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria will deliver the keynote address.
The Conference will attract captains of industry, especially, regulators and operators in the Banking and Finance Industry, policy makers from both private and public sectors of the economy, members of all professional bodies in the banking and finance industry, lecturers and students of tertiary institutions, national and international stakeholders in banks and other financial institutions, operators of primary mortgage institutions and microfinance banks

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