Consistent with its thought leadership position and commitment to promote entrepreneurial development, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria (AES) to host the 7th AES Annual National Conference with the theme “Nigeria: After Oil What Next?”
The Conference which is scheduled to hold at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos on May 11, 2016, beginning from 9:00am is a flagship event of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies (AES) and is aimed at building a strong and sustainable Nigerian economy via dialogue.
It will be a convergence of top and middle level government functionaries, captains of industry, experts, and representatives of labour unions, civil liberty organisation, students ’ unions, academia, the diplomatic community and relevant stakeholders to brainstorm for the success of the Nigerian Project and provide practical solutions to identified problems ravaging Nigeria through the diversification of the economy. The Conference is part of activities organised by AES to entrench sustainable socio-economic, intellectual discourse, entrepreneurship and wealth creation in Nigeria for inclusive national growth.
According to the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, ‘FirstBank supports initiatives that encourage the rapid diversification of the Nigerian economy from its current over-dependence on the oil and gas sector. As Nigeria’s leading retail Bank, we are focused on promoting entrepreneurial development and empowering SMEs towards capacity building and development to contribute to the growth of our economy in providing employment to people, adding to our GDP and repositioning the national economy for sustained growth, he added.
FirstBank’s Acting Head, Agric Finance, Mr. Mohammed Kagu is expected to lead the FirstBank delegation at the event.