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The President and Chairman Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank, Professor Benedict Oramah, will lead discussions on critical issues that will give further insights into the economic transformation of Africa at the 2023 Annual Lecture of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Scheduled to hold on March 29, 2023, the theme of the lecture which will hold in Lagos is, “Unlocking the Constraints to Africa’s Economic Transformation: Insights into the Power of Capital.”

According to a statement by the CIBN, the institute intends to keep members of the public constantly abreast of topical economic issues and policies of government at the national and international levels.

Oramah will be a guest speaker at the event.

The statement added that this year’s edition of the lecture would assemble chieftains of the banking and finance industry, top public officials, foreign diplomats, members of the academia, top executives of the organised private sector as well as other stakeholders in the Nigerian economy who will dimension and articulate clear strategies on how to address the impediments to Africa’s economic development.

Also, to ensure that Nigerians from all walks of life benefit from the conversation, the Institute has made the programme free of charge for participants.

The statement revealed that over the years, the event had attracted globally respected scholars and professionals such as the former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission, Emmanuel Ayoola; former Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank, Professor John C. Anyanwu, and others.

It further noted that the institute has set up an Implementation Supervisory Committee, chaired by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe.

Other members of the committee are Managing Director, Titan Trust Bank, Dr. Adaeze Udensi; Director, Trade and Exchange, Central Bank of Nigeria, DrDr. Ozoemena Nnaji; Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Export-Import Bank, Mr. Abubakar A. Bello; and Special Assistant to the President on Banking and Strategy, African Export-Import Bank, MrEkene Uzor.

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