Salami to deliver CIBN 7th National Economic Outlook address


By Lydia Ngwakwe

Lagos, Jan. 8, 2021 Chairman, Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Dr Doyin Salami, will be delivering a keynote address in a Roundtable organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Centre for Financial Studies.

The Head, Marketing/ Corporate Communication and External Relations, Mr Nelson Olagundoye, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

Olagundoye said that the forum, the seventh National Economic Outlook, slated for Jan. 19, would be discussing, “Implications for Businesses in Nigeria in 2021.”

According to him, the forum will be in collaboration with B. Adedipe Associates Ltd.

“The annual event is held typically with the aim of engaging all stakeholders in the key sectors of the Nigerian economy to elicit implementable government policies.

“The forum will also discuss topical and emerging issues in the banking industry and economy as well as their implications for businesses in the coming year.

“The 7th edition is particularly significant as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on key sectors of the economy in 2021 will be examined.

“Furthermore, avenues on how businesses in key sectors could survive and grow despite the rough terrain would also be tackled,” he said.

Olagundoye said that the forum would feature carefully selected experts who would share their insights on the preceding year as well as practicable solutions for businesses in the current year.

Other panellists at the event are: Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni, Director General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture; Mr Ayodeji Balogun, CEO, AFEX Commodity Exchange and Mr Akeem Lawal, Divisional Chief Executive, Interswitch, among others.

Also expected at the event are staff of financial institutions, academics, ministries, departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian economy.

The event would be hosted by The President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Mr Bayo Olugbemi, and the Chief Consultant, BAA Consult, Dr Biodun Adedipe.

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