Tinubu, W’Bank boss, others to examine Nigeria’s economic growth
President Bola Tinubu, Country Director of the World Bank, Shubham Chaudhuri, and other African leaders are set to examine and articulate an actionable blueprint for Nigeria’s economy at the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) 16th yearly banking and finance conference.
The conference, scheduled to hold from September 5-6, 2023 in Abuja, will also have the Vice President, Kashim Shettima; Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Olawale Edun; Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Folasholadun Shonubi, discuss ‘Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Empowerment: The Role of the Financial Services Industry’.
Also, prominent bankers, economic players, captains of industries, regulators, policymakers, members of the academic community and other stakeholders in the banking and finance as well as the fintech industry will discuss issues on monetary policies and financial inclusion and bridging the gaps, the impact of global economic trends on Nigeria’s foreign exchange and the way forward
Other issues are unlocking economic growth and development through micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) financing, environmental, social and corporate governance in the financial services industry while addressing the challenges, opportunities and the next steps as well as infrastructure financing and unleashing Nigeria’s economic potentials.
The Chairman of the CIBN Consultative Committee, Bukola Smith, told the media at the pre-event press conference that the yearly conference has an audience of 10,000 with highly engaging topics that are critical to repositioning Nigeria’s financial services for competitiveness within the global context while staying locally relevant.
According to her, the objective of the conference is to, among others, provide a veritable platform for subject experts and industry stakeholders to drive conversations and unanimously design a clear road map towards repositioning the financial services industry for growth and stability.
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