Emmanuel Ijewere to Speak on Agric and Nigeria's Diversification Tomorrow on WebTV


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WebTV's Economy & Politics segment dedicated to #Coronanomics will be featuring a robust conversation on 'Agriculture as A Pivot for Nigeria's Economic Sustainability Agenda'.


Guest:           Emmanuel Ijewere

Date:             Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time:            09.00am

Platform:    Livestream on YouTubeTwitterFacebook and Instagram

Topic:   Agriculture as A Pivot for Nigeria's Economic Sustainability Agenda'

Highlights: Available later in the day with link to full video.

Host:             Ottoabasi Abasiekong, Editor, WebTV

Co-Host:      Boason Omofaye, Guest Analyst and CEO Frontier Africa Reports


Key Questions for Discussion

  • The Economic Sustainability Plan and Agro-based Industrialization
  • Revisiting the Green Alternative And Policy Steps to Fast-Track Development of Agro Value Chain
  • Addressing the Logistics Challenge Facing the Agro Sector
  • Assessment of the Anchor Borrowers Scheme and Several Financial Market Interventions
  • Increasing Investments in Storage, Processing and Agric based SMEs
  • Outlook for The Agro Sector in H2, 2020

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Guest Profile

Emmanuel Itoya Ijewere is one of Nigeria's most eminent businessmen with extensive experience and interests across the banking, finance and agricultural spectrums. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Institute of Directors (IOD), and the Nigerian Red Cross.

He started his accounting career in 1965 with Coopers & Lybrand and set up his chartered accountancy firm in Nigeria in 1979 called Ijewere & co. This has since established itself as one of the most respected indigenous accountancy firms and tax consultants in the country.

Emmanuel Ijewere Chairmanships and Directorships are numerous, namely; Best Foods Group, Emson, Nigeria Agribusiness Group, Drum Resources Nigeria Limited, Apel Capital & Trust Limited, Countrywide Direct Mortgage Company, Kerildbert Holdings, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) and Gemini Pharmaceuticals.

His National Assignments have included Chairmanships of the Agriculture and Food Security Commission and the Modified Value Added Tax Committee. He is a member of the National Economic Forum, the International Investment Council (HIIC). He was a member of Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (ATIC) under past President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Chairmanship. He served as resource person on Agriculture to the Buhari Transition committee.


He is currently the Vice President of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), the umbrella body for Agriculture in Nigeria.


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