Buhari, Emefiele to attend CIBN Virtual, Physical Conference

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), has concluded plans for it 13th annual Banking and Finance Conference.

The conference, with the theme,” Facilitating a Sustainable Future: The Role of Banking and Finance” will for the first time hold via physical and virtual platforms

According to the institute, over 2500 across the globe will be attending the conference which will hold between September 15 and 16, 2020.

These include: President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele.

Providing more details, Chairman, Consultative Committee of the conference and MD/CEO of Ecobank Nigeria,Mr Patrick Akinwuntan, said that the conference will feature five business and two break-out sessions.

He added that the conference will take place at Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and the Ijewere Hall of the Bankers House, Victoria Island, Lagos.

“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of the conference will be executed using the hybrid of virtual and physical platforms, with strict adherence to the preventive protocols against the spread of the pandemic.

“The conference will provide participants a platform to connect with other professionals and industry stakeholders across the world.

“It would also brainstorm on strategic issues that are critical to building a sound and sustainable financial ecosystem and economy.

Akinwuntan added that the resolutions at the event would be made available to stakeholders and policy makers to allow for reappraisal and operations alignment in line with global best practices.

Other dignitaries gnitaries at the event included kufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana and Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.

Others are : House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Mr Mohammed Musa, FCT Minister, amongst others.

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