As part of its continued commitment to create an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its yearly flagship event.
The Silver Jubilee edition of the summit has: Nigeria 2050: Shifting gears as theme; it is scheduled to hold between October 7 and 8 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister for Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, are expected to grace the occasion.
Other dignitaries are Senate President Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Chief Host is Mr Asue Ighodalo, Chairman, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, would speak on Gender Empowerment at the plenary.
Panelists at the forum include Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele; President/CEO Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Bishop Matthew Kukah; Nigeria Governors Forum Chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin; Awosika; member, ICPC, Mrs Hannatu Mohammed; CEO, GIG Group, Mr. Chidi Ajaere; CEO, Jumia Nigeri, Mrs Juliet Anammah, and MD/CEO, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr Mauricio Alarcon.
The event is billed to comprise plenary sessions, exhibitions, design workshops, dinner and the anniversary lecture as well as the presentation of awards and prizes to winners of the NES #25 essay competition and start-up pitching event.