The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has concluded arrangement to host the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the 56th Annual Bankers Dinner on November 26, 2021 at Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
The event will be hybrid, that is, both virtual – through Zoom teleconferencing – and physical, to embrace high and quality participations across the globe
Mr. Godwin Emefiele is expected to address the audience on recent economic and financial market developments over the past year as well as the economic outlook for the coming year.
Executive Governor, Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State counterpart, His Excellency, Engr. Oluwaseyi Makinde are expected to deliver Goodwill messages.
The Annual Bankers’ Dinner is a thought-led socio-economic event of the Industry and being the biggest high-profile social forum organized annually by the Institute for the banking and finance industry, distinguished personalities including captains of industry, top Executives of Banks and non-bank institutions including CEOs and Chairmen, Diplomatic Missions, top government functionaries, legislators, accomplished businessmen, academics and other stakeholders are usually gathered to interact and network under a pleasant social setting.
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, His Excellency, Ambassador Cui Jianchun, is expected to present the Toast of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while President, Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Ije Jidenma will propose the Toast of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria
President/Chairman of Council, CIBN, Dr. Bayo Olugbemi will deliver the Welcome Address as Chief host while Registrar/CEO, CIBN, ‘Seye Awojobi will be host of the Dinner.
Other top dignitaries expected at the Occasion include Senate President, His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, His Excellency, Rt (Hon) Femi Gbajabiamila; Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
Other include President/Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Chairman, Fate Foundation, Mr. Fola Adeola; Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, Dr. Jim Ovia; DG, SEC, Dr. Lamido Yuguda; Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Dr. Tony Elumelu; Managing Director/Chief Executive, NDIC, Mr. Hassan Bello; All State Commissioners of Finance; all Deputy Governors and Directors of Central Bank of Nigeria; all Chairmen and Managing Directors/CEOs of banks among others.
According to the organisers, “this year’s Dinner promises to be unique as the Organising Committee, under the leadership of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank Plc, Mr. Ademola Adebise, has introduced a number of new initiatives to make it a night to celebrate, recognise, impact and inspire within the industry.” One of such initiative is to honour deserving individuals that stepped up beyond the call of duty in the fight against Covid-19, who ensured business continuity despite the scourge of the pandemic and promoted the values and ideals of the banking industry.
At the event, over 2,500 participants, across the world are expected to participate both physically and virtually at this year’s edition of the Dinner, which promises to exceptional.