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Emefiele, Elumelu, IMF for market dealers’ confab


Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; Chairman of UBA, Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, Tony Elumelu; and the Country Chief, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Amine Mati, are among the dignitaries who have confirmed their attendance at the 2018 Financial Markets Conference, organised by the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA).

The event scheduled to hold Eko Hotels and Suites, on September 21, 2018, has the theme: “The Nigerian Financial Market: A Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Growth”.

The Acting Executive Secretary, FMDA, Mrs. Mary Gbegbaje, said the opening remarks at the event will be delivered by the FMDA President, Samuel Ocheho, while the Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Peter Bamkole, will moderate one of the sessions.

Gbegbaje said the programme is an opportunity for the financial market participants, regulators, investors, corporates and other stakeholders to discuss ways of using the financial market to facilitate economic development through entrepreneurship and job creation for the people.


Emefiele will be the Keynote Speaker, while others like the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Ms. Yewande Sadiku; Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing and Distribution Limited, Mrs. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli; Ex President, African Finance Corporation, Andrew Alli; Strategist, Citibank, David Cohen; and Senior Economist/Investment Strategist, Global Evolution, Steven Bailey-Smith, will also contribute.

The Conference sub-themes are: “The Role of the Financial Markets In Unlocking Capital Flows to the Real Sector – Spotlight on SMEs” and Agriculture Sector and Balancing Monetary Policy, Portfolio Investment, Foreign Direct Investments and FX Targeting”, with Elumelu and Mati as Lead Speakers, respectively.

The Financial Markets Dealers Association of Nigeria is an Association of licensed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) operating within the Nigeria Financial market, emphasizing on regulatory policy engagement/advocacy and professional ethics in the financial markets.

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