The 35th editions of Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) and Business Editors Seminar is all set to convene once again, marking a significant annual event on the financial calendar. This prestigious gathering, proudly sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is slated to unfold its proceedings from September 28 to 29, 2023, at the Reverton Hotel in Lokoja, Kogi State.
With a keen eye on the nation’s financial landscape, this year’s seminar promises to be a thought-provoking endeavor. The central theme, “The Nigerian Monetary Policy Regime: An Appraisal of its Appropriateness to Addressing Nigerian Macroeconomic Challenges,” has been chosen to foster an insightful examination of the monetary policies that have shaped the Nigerian economy.
In addition to this central theme, the seminar will also feature a colloquium, titled “Driving Sustainable Growth: The P.A.V.E Approach.” This colloquium will delve into innovative approaches and strategies for steering the Nigerian economy toward sustainable and robust growth.
The choice of Lokoja as the event’s location is both strategic and symbolic. As the capital city of Kogi State, Lokoja holds historical significance as a melting pot of cultures and ideas, reflecting the rich tapestry of Nigeria’s economic landscape. By convening the seminar in Lokoja, the organizers aim to create an environment conducive to stimulating discussions and fostering new insights.
Distinguished experts, policymakers, business leaders, and finance correspondents from across Nigeria and beyond are expected to converge at the Reverton Hotel to participate in these engaging discussions. The event is anticipated to serve as a platform for sharing knowledge, best practices, and forward-thinking ideas aimed at addressing the macroeconomic challenges faced by Nigeria.
The CBN’s ongoing commitment to supporting such initiatives underscores its dedication to promoting a healthy and dynamic financial ecosystem in Nigeria. With the seminar’s spotlight firmly fixed on Nigeria’s monetary policy regime and the pursuit of sustainable growth, attendees can look forward to a fruitful and enlightening exchange of ideas that could shape the nation’s financial landscape in the years to come.