Financial journalists under the aegis of Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) are all set to help President Muhammadu Buhari steer through Nigeria’s economic turbulence.
This will be done at the inaugural lecture of CFJ Nigeria, which holds 11am on Thursday March 17, 2016 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to Ray Echebiri, founder and CEO of the Centre, the inaugural lecture marks the formal commencement of activities of the centre, which will focus on training of journalists in the country on financial journalism, and research.
The inaugural lecture will be delivered by erudite economist, Akpan Hogan Ekpo, director-general of West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It is entitled ‘Steering Nigeria out of economic turbulence – policy choices for Buhari’s administration’.
The lecture will be chaired by Pat Utomi, director, Lagos Business School, while the Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, will be the special guest of honour.
Ekpo’s lecture will be discussed by Femi Awoyemi, fellow of the institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria and CEO of Proshare Nigeria, and Tilewa Adebajo, an economic expert and CEO of The CFG Advisory.
CFJ Nigeria was established to provide specialised training programmes in financial journalism with a view to addressing the knowledge and skills gap in the practice of the trade; and to conduct research on financial journalism, business, the economy, banking and finance.
The centre is governed at the board level by eminent Nigerians, and Ernest Ebi, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is chairman.
The faculty is populated by some of the best brains in journalism, finance and banking, economics, law, development and politics, who will be bringing their expertise and wealth of experience to bear on the offerings of the financial centre.