First Bank partners with NESG to host 25th Nigerian Economic Summit

Posted by News Express | 8 October 2019 | 917 times

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•First Bank Chairman Ibukun Awosika

As part of its continued commitment to create an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its annual flagship event.

The Silver Jubilee edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit is themed “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears”, holding on October 7 – 8, 2019 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank, would speak on “Gender Empowerment” at the plenary.

The Nigerian Economic Summit is the foremost credible platform for public-private dialogue which enables policy makers and influencers to deliberate on issues, proffer policy options with a view to a better understanding of our national economic policy direction and growth

strategies. National leaders and policy influencers billed to attend the event include President Muhammadu Buhari; the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; and Minister for Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed.

Other dignitaries are Senator Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan PhD, President of the Senate; Right Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives; and Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. The Chief Host of the event is Mr Asue Ighodalo, Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Panelists at the event include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President/CEO Dangote Group; Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; Bishop Matthew Kukah, Founder, The Kukah Centre; Dr Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, The Emir of Kano; Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly; Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank; Hon. Mrs Hannatu Mohammed, Board Member, ICPC; Mr. Chidi Ajaere, CEO, GIG Group; Mrs Juliet Anammah, CEO, Jumia Nigeria; and Mr Mauricio Alarcon, MD/CEO, Nestle Nigeria Plc.

The event is billed to comprise plenary sessions, exhibitions, design workshops, dinner and the anniversary lecture as well as the presentation of awards and prizes to winners of the NES #25 essay competition and start-up pitching event.


Source: News Express

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