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CBN Gov, Emefiele to unveil Nigeria’s economic outlook at bankers dinner on Friday

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele will on Friday unveil a major monetary policy at the 56th Annual Bankers Dinner holding  at Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos to the gathering of bankers and financial gurus in the country.

A statement by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria  (CIBN), organiser of the event, said the event will be hybrid, that is, both virtual (through Zoom teleconferencing) and physical to embrace high and quality participations across the globe

Emefiele,  according to the statement by CIBN spokesman, Nelson Olagundoye, is expected to address the audience on recent economic and financial market developments over the past year as well as the economic outlook for the coming year.

Also expected at the event is the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State counterpart Oluwaseyi Makinde.

The Annual Bankers’ Dinner is a thought-led socio-economic event of the Industry and being the biggest high-profile social forum organized annually by the Institute for the banking and finance industry, distinguished personalities including captains of industry, top Executives of Banks and non-bank institutions including CEOs and Chairmen, Diplomatic Missions, top government functionaries, legislators, accomplished businessmen, academics and other stakeholders are usually gathered to interact and network under a pleasant social setting.

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The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun is expected to present the Toast of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while President of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria, Ije Jidenma will propose the Toast of CIBN.

CIBN President/Chairman of Council, Bayo Olugbemi will deliver the Welcome Address as Chief host while the institute Registrar/CEO, ‘Seye Awojobi will be host of the Dinner.

This year’s Dinner promises to be unique as the Organising Committee, under the leadership of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank Plc, Ademola Adebise, has introduced a number of new initiatives to make it a night to celebrate, recognize, impact and inspire within the industry.

One of such initiative is to honour deserving individuals that stepped up beyond the call of duty in the fight against Covid-19, who ensured business continuity despite the scourge of the pandemic and promoted the values and ideals of the banking industry.

At the event, over 2,500 participants, across the world are expected to participate both physically and virtually at this year’s edition of the Dinner, which promises to exceptional.

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