Friday, June 14, 2019 / 02:30PM / Press Release by CIBN / Header Image Credit: Guardian Nigeria
There is strong indication that the economy may be heading towards further growth as the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, assemble erudite scholars and core professionals from banks and other institutions at a public forum in Lagos, to examine some critical issues that will further improve the state of Infrastructure in the country.
The forum which is organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, is coming under the auspices of the 2019 CIBN Annual Lecture, scheduled to hold at the Bankers House, PC 19 Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by 12.00 noon.
The theme of this year’s edition is “Infrastructure Development and Growth in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges” and would be addressed by Professor Melvin Ayogu, ACIB, Fellow, Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection, South Africa while Mr. Andrew Alli, HCIB, Group CEO/Partner, SouthBridge Group, will Chair the occasion.
In a bid to ensure that Nigerians from all walks of life are carried along on critical policies of government as well as benefit from the knowledge based issues’ forum, the Institute has consistently made the programme free of charge for all of participants. The Annual Lecture series, therefore, is a public enlightenment programme aimed at keeping members of the public constantly abreast of topical economic issues and policies.
Over the years, the event has attracted globally respected scholars and professionals such as Hon Justice Emmanuel Ayoola, CON, (Rtd), The Honourable Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC); Dr. Jean-Louis Ekra, President, African Export-Import Bank, Cairo, Egypt; Mr. D. Ashanti, WAMI; Prof. John C. Anyanwu, ADB, Tunisia; Professors Dora Akunyili, Director-General, NAFDAC (of blessed memory); Aminu Diyo Seidu; Dotun Phillips; S. O. Tomori; Femi Fajana, Claude Ake (of blessed memory); Alaba Ogunsanwo and Eddy N. Ndekwu; Sir Ademola Benjamin Aladekomo, Group Managing Director, CHAMS Plc; Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, CON, Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Michael Lafferty, Founder and Chairman of the Lafferty Group among others.
It is expected that this year’s Lecture will not only attract chieftains of the banking and finance industry, top public officials, foreign diplomats, the academia, non-financial institutions and professional bodies, top executives of the organized private sector as well as other stakeholders in the Nigerian economy but also bring immense value which ultimately will revolutionalise the infrastructure decay in Nigeria.
In order to ensure this year’s event is unique and value adding, the Institute has carefully selected high profile professionals as panelists from both the manufacture and financial sectors of the economy comprising Hajia Aisha Dahir-Umar, Director General, National Pension Commission; Mr. Bola Onadele, Managing Director/CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange; Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, OFR, Ph.D., Cantab; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Governing Council & Chairman, Bi-Courtney Group; and Engr. Mansur Ahmed, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) & Executive Director, Dangote Group.
Dr. Uche Olowu, Ph.D., FCIB, President/Chairman of Council will be the Chief Host the occasion.