IIFP Nigeria to Hold 2021 Annual Stakeholders Conference on December 15 and 16


Monday, November 29, 2021 / 6:26 PM / Release by Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals / Header Image Credit: Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals

The Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (IIFP), the pioneer Islamic Financial Institution in Nigeria, will host the 2021 annual stakeholder's conference on December 15 and 16, 2021.


The conference will discuss the theme "Weathering the Storms in the Financial Ecosystem: The Cutting Edge of Islamic Finance", a topic selected in response to the Islamic financial industry's various activities that have positive and negative impacts on the overall impact growth and development of the industry.


The keynote speaker for this year's conference edition is Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning. The venue is the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba. 


It will feature over 20 prominent speakers representing 15 Islamic finance institutions, private and public representatives and Islamic finance stakeholders. The 2-day  conference promises to chart a new path for the Islamic Finance Industry in Nigeria.


Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe (The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos) will be the event's chief host. At the same time, Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye, Rector, Lagos State Polytechnic, will deliver the keynote for the members' induction ceremony.


The event will engage stakeholders across six key sectors of Islamic finance, six-panel sessions with an in-depth discussion around Islamic Banking, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Maqasidu Shariah, WAQF (Islamic social finance), Islamic Capital Market and finally, the Islamic fintech evolution. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Abdur Rasaq Alaro FRACE, CBN.
  • Usman Hassan - MD/CEO, Jaiz Bank Plc.
  • Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman - MD/CEO, Taj Bank Ltd.
  • Hajjia Halima Buba - MD/CEO Suntrust Bank Limited.
  • Kafilat Araoye - MD/CEO Lotus Bank Limited.
  • Mrs. Thaibat Adeniran - MD/CEO Hilal Takaful Nigeria Limited.
  • Ibrahim Usman Shehu - MD/CEO Jaiz Takaful Plc.
  • Ismael Ayanlere - Head Retail, Noor Takaful Limited.
  • Dr. Jubril Salaudeen - Director, Nungu Business School.
  • Ndako Mijindadi - Head, Investment & Research Lotus Capital Limited.
  • Dr. Basheer Oshodi - MD/CEO TrustBanc Arthur.
  • Akeem Oyewale - MD/CEO Marble Capital Limited.
  • Assoc. Prof Tajudeen Yusuf - ACE Chair, Hilal Takaful Nigeria Limited.
  • AbdulAkeem Tunmise Akinbode - Chief Operating Officer HalalVest Limited.
  • Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef - Member, IIFP Governing Council.
  • Imam Morufu Onike Abdul-Azeez - ACE Chair, Marble Capital Limited.
  • Justice Abdul Raheem Sayi - ACE Member, Sterling Bank Plc.
  • Dr. Mustapha Ishaq Akinlaso - Risk and Product Development, Taj Bank Limited.
  • Engr. Faheed Olajide - Chief Executive Officer, AVAS.
  • Hon. Saheed Balogun - SSA on Science and Technology to Mr. Governor of Lagos State.
  • Prince Sulaimon Olagunju - Executive Director, Zakat & Sadaqat Foundation.
  • Dr. Abdullahi Saliu Ishola - Chairman, Tawakkul Cooperative, Ilorin.
  • Mufutau Omosola Adelotan - Managing Director, Nasfat Zakat & Sadaqat.
  • Yusuf Jimoh Aweda - Senior Sofware Engineer, Automation & Artificial Intelligence, Inq Digital Nigeria.


The induction of the newly qualified Islamic Finance professionals and upgrade from Associate to Fellow for some members will hold on the event's second and final day. The event will serve as an avenue for participants to gain from the experience and knowledge of the key players in the industry as they discuss the critical issues in the Islamic Finance industry.


Since its establishment in 2014, the institute has carried out annual Stakeholders engagements, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), seminars etc. As part of its annual tradition, the induction of qualified members into the Islamic finance industry is held to usher in Islamic Finance practitioners into the Islamic Finance space to bridge the manpower gap in the industry.


Please visit https://conference.iifpnigeria.org/#registration to register or contact Monsur - 08034459801, Tunmishe - 08035803197 Wasilat -08132501405 for partnership, sponsorship and registration.

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