By John Ikani
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame and an array of other dignitaries are expected to attend the 14th annual Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) annual conference.
Themed “ECONOMIC RECOVERY, INCLUSION AND TRANSFORMATION: THE ROLE OF BANKING & FINANCE” the conference is predicated on the need to reposition the Banking and Finance Industry as a catalyst for economic recovery, inclusive growth, and transformation, thereby moving the future of Nigeria forward.
The CIBN in a chat with newsmen to announce the event, said the 14th Annual Banking and Finance Conference will hold, simultaneously in Abuja, Lagos and virtually September 14 – 15, 2021.
According to the institute, this year’s event is a paradigm shift from previous conferences, with a strategy to enhance the quality of knowledge shared and full comprehension of the various topics to be discussed at the event.
It added that the event is being organised through a Consultative Committee, chaired by the Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, body of bank CEOs, and co-chaired by the Managing Director/CEO, Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Tomi Somefun and the Managing Director/CEO, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Hassan Usman.
Other Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Mohammed Musa, Minister, Federal Capital Territory and many others.
The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will be the chief host of the event.