April 17, 2024

VP Shettima, Gov Bago, Ayo Teriba, others to grace Vanguard Economic Summit


VP Shettima

By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor

In the build up to the 2024 edition of the Vanguard Economic Summit, more eminent Nigerians are billed to participate in the major discourse on Nigeria’s path to economic recovery amidst major reform initiatives.

The key initiatives, including foreign exchange liberalization and trading reforms as well as elevated monetary tightening policies, are expected to form key discussion points at the event under the general theme, “Reforms In The Era of Global Economic Uncertainties: Whither Nigeria?”

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, is slated to be the Special Guest of Honour. The Khalifa, Muhammad Sanusi II, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is expected to join other dignitaries at the event scheduled to hold on May 23, 2024 at the Civic Centre, Lagos.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s eminent economist, Dr. Ayo Teriba, would be the chairman of the event and the quality of discussions at the Panel Session would be reinforced by seasoned public and private sector executives, including the Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago, Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs Chinyere Almona; Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze; President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero and Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Co. Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane.

The objective in general and the theme in particular is to inform and educate the stakeholders in the Nigerian economy, including foreign investors,  on the fundamental issues, the policy options and current measures aimed at addressing the economic challenges.

Several other private sector leaders and corporate chieftains as well as the leaders of the civil society organisations in Nigeria have already enlisted their participation in the 2024 Vanguard Summit.

Large number of other public sector policy executives have indicated their interest in contributing to the content of the discussions at the event.

It is expected that the outcome of the deliberations and conclusions at the summit would form part of the considerations for policy reviews if necessary as well as implementation efficiency.