May 20, 2024

Vanguard 2024 Economic Discourse holds this Thursday

Economic Discourse

By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor

Arrangements have been concluded to host the 2024 edition of Vanguard Economic Discourse this Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, kicking off at 9 am.

The Vanguard Economic Discourse, an economic development thought leadership event hosted by Vanguard Newspapers every year, has gained significant traction over the years as a public-private sector platform for the ventilation of development ideas across sectors of the economy.

This year’s edition, with the theme, ‘’Reforms In The Era of Global Economic Uncertainties: Whither Nigeria?’’, is coming at the tick of controversies over the immediate and short-term outcomes of the key policy choices of both the fiscal and monetary authorities which seem to have caused significant pains to the citizenry, but which has also been seen as the necessary pain point on the path to the turn-around of the economy.

The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Yemi Cardoso, are set to grace the occasion.

The guest speaker for the event is Barrister Dele Oye, who is currently the President of the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA.

The event will be chaired by Nigeria’s leading economist, Dr. Ayo Teriba, while included in the panel of discussants is His Excellency, Mohammed Umar Bago, the Executive Governor of Niger State.

The panel session of the event parades Nigeria’s leading personalities in both private and public sectors, including Dr. Chinyere Almona, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bismarck Rewane, Nigeria’s eminent economist who is also the Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Co. Ltd, Ben Akabueze, the Director General of the Budget Office of the federation, as well as the Comrade Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

Several other private sector leaders and corporate chieftains as well as the leaders of civil society organizations in Nigeria have already enlisted their participation to make contributions to the issues on the theme.

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