In a statement, the institute said it would assemble erudite scholars and core professionals from banks and other institutions at a public forum in Lagos, to examine some critical issues that would further improve the state of infrastructure in the country.
It stated that the forum would be organised by the CIBN during its 2019 annual lecture in Lagos in June.
According to the statement, the theme of this year’s edition was, ‘Infrastructure development and growth in Nigeria: Prospects and challenges,’ and would be addressed by Prof Melvin Ayogu, of Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection, South Africa; while the Group Chief Executive Officer/Partner, South Bridge Group, Mr Andrew Alli, HCIB, would chair the occasion.
In a bid to ensure that Nigerians from all walks of life are carried along on critical policies of government as well as benefit from the knowledge-based issues’ forum, the institute said it had consistently made the programme free of charge for all of participants.
“The annual lecture series, therefore, is a public enlightenment programme aimed at keeping members of the public constantly abreast of topical economic issues and policies, it stated.
It stated that it was expected that this year’s lecture would not only attract chieftains of the banking and finance industry, top public officials, diplomats, the academia, non-financial institutions and professional bodies, top executives of the organised private sector as well as other stakeholders in the Nigerian economy, but also bring immense value which ultimately would revolutionalise the infrastructure decay in Nigeria.