Muslim professionals under the auspices of the Forum for Islamic Education and Welfare (FIEW) will bring experts in Islamic finance and economy together at a business luncheon to discuss ways to harness Islamic financial solutions for national economic development.
The exclusive business luncheon with the theme: Islamic Financial System: A Panacea for National Economic Development holds on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at The Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos, before noon.
Dignitaries and experts expected at the luncheon include Special Guest of Honour-His Excellency, Prince Abdul Jabar Bola Ajibola (SAN), founder and proprietor of Crescent University; Keynote speaker-Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar, Member, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Financial Regulations Advisory Council of Experts and Dr Basheer Oshodi, Group Head, Non Interest Banking, Sterling Bank, who will moderate the discussions. The panel of discussants include Mr Momodou Musa Joof, Managing Director, Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc; Mr Abdul Malik Mahdi of Brains & Hammers Plc and Hadjia Azeezah Muse-Sadiq of Banwo & Ighodalo Associates.
Several chief executives of companies in the financial markets, manufacturing, education, agriculture and other major sectors of the economy are expected at the luncheon.
President, Forum for Islamic Education and Welfare (FIEW), Ahaji Mobolaji Fatai Lawal, said Nigeria as a whole will benefit from the theme of the business luncheon given the ongoing drive for financial inclusion and broad-based growth.
“The more people we can bring on board banking system, the better for the economy. For financial inclusion to gain more strength, Islamic banking has to be promoted and marketed in all nooks and crannies of the country,” Lawal said.