One-Day Conference on Nigeria’s Economic Outlook by Ayo Teriba holds June 15


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:00PM / Economic Associates

Economic Associates (EA) will host a one-day quarterly conference on Nigeria’s Economic Outlook on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel & Anchorage, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Participants will discuss EA’s latest analytical insights on each of the following four areas with peers from industry, financial services, consulting, organized private sector, federal and state of government agencies, and the diplomatic/donor communities.

i.        World economy- Successful Eurobond issue and imminent diaspora bond issue shows that Nigeria is beginning to successfully take steps to attract the capital inflows needed to compensate for considerably lower export earnings in the face of continued weakness in key global commodity prices. The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) further hints that state-owned enterprises are about to be opened to foreign direct investment. Participants will discuss how much headway Nigeria is likely to enjoy in her efforts to reconnect with global financial flows, as well as the likely impacts of increased capital inflows on the economic outlook.

ii.           Domestic economy- discussions would centre around the likely directions of key cyclical variables, such as growth, government revenue and spending, financial assets, inflation and exchange rate, especially how these compare with where government policies are currently headed, including 2017 budget, monetary and foreign exchange policies, as well as the sectoral policies in the ERGP. The idea is to come to some consensus on the differences policies can credibly make, given the directions and strengths of cyclical forces.

iii.          Sectors- Where is the money? Where are the sectors headed? What do the latest sectoral data tell us about where the best growth opportunities can be found? Participants will discuss the implications of the diverging growth and investment paths of services, agriculture, and industry for the outlook.

iv.          States- Where in Nigeria? Where are the states headed? What do the latest information about states’ GDP, sectoral shares, revenue structures, 2017 budget and wellbeing measures tell us about which locations will offer the most business opportunities?

Below is the detailed Agenda of the Conference:

8.30-9.00 Arrival Tea/Coffee and Registration

9.00-9.30 Overview

9.30-10.45 Session 1:
World Economic Outlook

·         Global Commodity and Equity Prices

National Impact-Points and Opportunities

10.45-11.15 Tea/Coffee Break

11.15-13.0     Session 2:
Domestic Economic Outlook

·    Cyclical Outlook- where the economy is headed  

-         2017 Overall and Sectoral Growth Cycles  

-         Government Revenue and Expenditure Cycles 

-         Money, Bonds and Equity, Exchange Rate and Inflation Cycles

· Policy Outlook- where the government is headed

-         Fiscal Realities in 2017

-         Monetary and Foreign Exchange Policies

-         Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP)

13.00-14.00 Lunch 

14.00-15.15 Session 3: Sectoral Outlook- where the sectors are headed

·         Insights from 2016 and Q12017 NBS sectoral growth patterns

·         Insights from 2016 and Q12017 sectoral destinations of foreign investment

·         Implications of diverging sectoral growth and investment paths for the outlook

15.15-15.45 Break 

15.45-17.00 Session 4: States Outlook- where the states are headed

·         2017 Budgets and Fiscal Outlook across the 36 States and the FCT

·         Insights from 2016 States’ GDP and Sectoral Estimates for the Outlook

·         What the 2015 UNDP Wellbeing Indicators across the States hint about the Outlook

Please note that this event is by prior reservation only; and all reservations are subject to confirmation by EA.  

Please visit to fill the online reservation form or download the form HERE, complete and send to You can also call Omotola on 0703 344 2370, 0809 071 3133  

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