First Bank partners NESG to host economic summit
First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it is partnering the Nigerian Economic Summit Group to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit.
The bank in a statement on Friday said the partnership aligned with its continued commitment to creating an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
It said the Silver Jubilee edition of the summit is themed ‘Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears’ and scheduled to in October at Abuja, where the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, would speak on gender empowerment at the plenary.
The bank described the economic summit as a foremost credible platform for public-private dialogue, which enables policy makers and influencers to deliberate on issues, proffer policy solutions.
It said the summit was a platform to gain a better understanding of the national economic policy direction and growth strategies.
According to the statement, some of the national leaders billed to attend the event include President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
Others are President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mrs Amina Mohammed.