CBN Holds Roundtable On Going for Growth 2.0 on March 11 2020


Tuesday, March 10, 2020  01:40 PM / by CBN/ Header Image Credit:  EcoGraphics


07:00am - 08:00am          Registration and Coffee


08:00am - 08:10am           Introduction and ground rules               Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman  THISDAY/Arise Group


08:10am - 08:20am            Recap on Growth 1.0                                   Segun Agbaje,  CEO Guaranty      Trust Bank PLC


08:20am - 08:25am            Welcome                                                   Godwin Emefiele, Governor  Central Bank of Nigeria


08:25am - 08:30am          Commencement remarks                           Zainab Ahmed, Minister of  Finance, Budget & National  Planning


08:30am - 08:45am            The Case for Urgency/Action                      Mallam Abba Kyari, Chief of  Staff to President of Nigeria


08:45am - 09.45am            Plenary Panel Discussion - Aligning Monetary, Fiscal and Trade   policies Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria  Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria Doyin Salami, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council Chukwuma Soludo, Member, Economic Advisory Council



                                                Kunle Elebute, KPMG Africa


9.45am - 10.45am               Plenary Panel Discussion - Vision for Infrastructure Finance Rotimi Amaechi, Minister, Transportation Babatunde Fashola, Minister, Works & Housing Atedo Peterside, Chairman, ANAP Business Jets Limited Phil Southwell Founder/CEO Axius Capital, Uche Orji, CEO Sovereign Wealth Fund Manuel Reyes-Retana, Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, IFC Moderator Samaila Zubairu, CEO, Africa Finance Corporation



10.45am -10.50am               Briefing on Syndicate Group Deliverables                                            Angela Attah, CEO, AGP /Simplified Credit


10.50am -11.00am              Coffee Break  


11.00am - 2:00pm       Syndicate Groups  


Power and Energy Networks  

The Power Sector Reform program has not delivered on its objectives and implementation has stalled because of suboptimal commercial models and misaligned incentives for key players.   This group will develop financing initiatives to bridge the massive power infrastructure gap - looking also at issues related to gas supply.  This will entail coming up with quick wins, actionable solutions and projects that are ready to run.


Group Leaders

Saleh Mamman - Minister of Power

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation 

Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings


Session Coordinators

Adam Kendall, McKinsey Africa

Adebayo Omogoroye, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC

Ebi Clark, Special Assistant to the CBN Governor - Power


Roads, Rails, Ports and Airports 

Transportation is a key sector to get right, if industry is to be as productive as required for inclusive growth. There is an urgency in solving our transportation problems. This group will design an actionable roadmap, bankable projects and financing plans for the nation's roads, rails and transportation networks.   


Group Leaders

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Transportation

Babatunde Fashola, Minister, Works & Housing

Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority

Samaila Zubairu, CEO, Africa Finance Corporation


Session Coordinators

Bode Ososami, Emerging Value Insights

Fola Oyeyinka, Office of the Chief of Staff to the President

Eme Essien Lore, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation

S.F. Mohammed, Deputy Director, Development Finance Dept. CBN


Broadband and Technology 

Delivering bandwidth data over high speed internet connections that is available and affordable across the country will jump-start new ecommerce ventures, drive education and deliver improved social services. An urgent revolution in technology is required to leapfrog prevailing paradigms, birth new business models and create jobs for a restive youth population.


Group leaders

Isa Ali Ibrahim, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

Adebisi Shonubi, CBN Deputy Governor, Operations 

Omobola Johnson Senior Partner, TLcom Capital

Ferdinand Moolman, MTN CEO.

Segun Ogunsanya, CEO, Airtel

Bosun Tijani, CEO, Co-Creation Hub


Session Coordinators

Acha Leke, Chairman, McKinsey Africa

Olaniyi Yusuf, Managing Partner, Verraki

Femi Longe, Director, Co-Creation Hub

Innocent Isichei, Special Assistant to the CBN Governor, Public Sector


Financing the plan; 20 projects for immediate action 

Developing a scalable model for financing 20 infrastructure, power and energy projects while building the skills and capabilities required - is the mandate of this group.


Group Leaders 

Aisha Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria

Bolaji Balogun CEO, Chapel Hill Denham

Uche Orji, CEO, Sovereign Wealth Fund

Eric Idiahi, Verod Capital


Session Coordinators

Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu - Group Managing Director CEO Zenith Bank

Sanyade Okoli, CEO Alpha African Advisory

Kevin Amugo, Director Financial Policy and Regulation, CBN


Unlocking the Agriculture chain 

Building on the success made by the Buhari Administration in agriculture, this group should focus on delivering process and system improvements anchored on import substitution. Focus will be on debottlenecking the main obstacle points to accelerated takeoff of this sector.


Group Leaders

Aliko Dangote, CEO Dangote Group

Rahul Savara, Group Managing Director, TGI Group

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State Governor

Kola Masha, CEO, Babban Gona


Session Coordinators

Andrew Alli, CEO Southbridge Group Ltd

Henry Egbiki, Regional Managing Partner West Africa Ernst and Young

Roosevelt Ogbonna, Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank

Yila Yusuf, Director, Development Finance CBN


Fiscal, Trade and Monetary Policy interactions 

Fiscal, Trade and Monetary policies need to be aligned and responsive to the challenges of catalyzing inclusive growth. Getting the alignment right is urgently required to propel growth, create jobs and tame inflation.


Group Leaders

Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning

Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria

Doyin Salami, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council Chukwuma Soludo, Member, Economic Advisory Council


Session Coordinators

Kunle Elebute, Chairman, KPMG Africa

Wole Adelokun, Associate Director KPMG

Ozoemena Nnaji, Director, Trade and Exchange Department CBN 


Promoting Economic growth through Lending & Financial Inclusion 

Economic growth is easily linked to credit expansion in productive sectors - especially small and medium scale enterprises. This session will propose initiatives to further improve financial inclusion in Nigeria.


Group Leaders

Jim Ovia, Chairman Zenith Bank PLC

Mustafa Chike-Obi,  Executive Vice Chairman, Alpha African Advisory


Session Coordinators

Kennedy Uzoka, CEO, UBA 

Topsy Oyeneyin, McKinsey

Musa Jimoh - Director, Payment Systems Dept CBN


Coronavirus and the Economy

Coronavirus is impacting global markets in ways not anticipated. Is the Nigerian response adequate? How do we stay ahead of the curve?


Group Leaders

Bismark Rewane, Bismark Rewane, Member Economic Advisory Council

Kingsley Obiora, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria Stella Chinyelu Okoli, Founder Emzor Pharmaceuticals 
Sam I. Ohuabunwa, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Center for Disease control

Muda Yusuf, Director General, LCCI

Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health


Session Coordinators

Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange

Abdul Mukhtar, Office of the Chief of Staff to the President 

Abiodun Aluko, Director, Premier Specialists Medical Center


Lunch Will Be Served In Break Out Rooms


2:00pm - 05:30pm    Syndicate Group feedback - 20min / group

  • Power and Energy Networks
  • Roads, Rails, Ports and Airports
  • Broadband and Technology
  • Financing the plan
  • Unlocking the Agriculture chain
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy interactions
  • Promoting economic growth through lending & Financial Inclusion
  • Coronavirus and the Economy


05:30pm - 05:45pm     Wrap up, Action plan, Ownership   Herbert Wigwe CEO, Access Bank



05:45pm - 06:00pm      Closing Remarks.  Mr. Edward L. Adamu, Deputy Governor, CBN 


8.00            Dinner with President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu    Buhari, GCFR, Presidential Villa        


Setting the Tone - The Economy           


Jim Ovia, Chairman Zenith Bank PLC


Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director,  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation


Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group


Reports - Growth 2.0

Herbert Wigwe, CEO Access Bank

Kunle Elebute, Chairman, KPMG Africa

Acha Leke, Chairman, McKinsey Africa



Final presentation on the Road Ahead...  

by Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria       


Remarks by Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria


Vote of Thanks - Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON      


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