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Emefiele to provide policy direction for 2020 at CIBN Bankers’ dinner

Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, will on Friday November 29, 2019, provide economic insight into the monetary policy and regulatory direction of the coming year.

Emefiele who is going to deliver a keynote speech at the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) annual bankers’ dinner will also assess the current year realities in the financial sector.

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Senate President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representative; Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State and other State Governors, are expected to be distinguished guests at the forum.

This year’s Dinner promises to be unique as the Organising Committee, under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Emeka Emuwa, has introduced a number of new initiatives to make it memorable and impactful. The event is expected to celebrate, recognise and impact the industry.

Foremost of the paradigm shift from previous editions, is the introduction of an Industry Charitable endowment scheme which will be launched to support high-impact initiatives across the country and the institution of awards to honour deserving individuals and organizations that have exhibited and promoted the values and ideals of the banking industry.

Being the biggest high-profile social forum annually organised by the Institute for the banking and finance industry, distinguished personalities including captains of industry, top echelons of banks and non-bank institutions, diplomatic missions, top government functionaries, legislators, judiciary, accomplished businessmen, academia and other stakeholders are expected to interact and network under a convivial social setting.

Other top dignitaries expected at the occasion include Ahmed Bola Tinubu, National Leader of All Progressives Congress; Aliko Dangote,  President/Chairman, Dangote Group; Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Foundation; Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, German Ambassador to Nigeria; Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India;  Catriona Laing British High Commissioner; Umaru Ibrahim,  Managing Director/Chief Executive, NDIC; all Deputy Governors and Directors of Central Bank of Nigeria; all Chairmen and Managing Directors/CEOs of banks; Senator Uba Sani, Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions; Victor Nwokolo, Chairman, House Committee on Banking; Wale Tinubu, Chairman, Fortis Oil; Segun Ogunsanya, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Airtel Nigeria Limited among others.

Uche M. Olowu, President/Chairman of Council, CIBN, will be the Chief Host while Seye Awojobi,  registrar/CEO, CIBN will be the host of the Dinner.