Experts to discuss sectoral implications of 2019 national budget at Covenant University's foremost Research Centre
Ambassador Ayoloola Olukanni, director general of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Mr Taiwo Hassan Adekunle (FCA), permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Budget and Planning, , and other highly placed experts in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy will on Friday, February 8th 2019 meet to discuss alongside sectoral players, the implications of this year’s budget and its importance to inclusive growth.
This discussion will be held in a roundtable and panel forum organised by the Covenant University’s Centre for Economic Policy & Development Research (CEPDeR), the centre disclosed in a statement.
According to CEPDeR, the roundtable is in line with one of its main goals, which is to link economic & development research to policy & practice by contributing to evidence-based policy process in Nigeria, and part of many other engagements the university has fostered in recent past in a bid to connect the academia with industry.
“CEPDeR, which was established in the University’s Department of Economics and Development Studies is primarily to provide innovative solutions to national challenges, as well as, drive evidence-based policy making in Nigeria,” said Evans Osabuohien, a professor of economics and the Chair, CEPDeR.
“The situation of Nigeria, like many African countries, calls for a rethinking of the development paradigm. It actually requires the academia, policymakers and industry experts to interact more actively in addressing the multifaceted challenges. Furthermore, such interaction will ensure requisite steps are taken towards the realisation of the United Nations’ (SDGs) and Africa’s Unions 2063 Agenda, Osabuohien explained.
Renowned industry and policy experts expected at the event include Ambassador Ayoloola Olukanni, the director general of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) who is the keynote speaker.
Other discussants who will be joining the roundtable include: Taiwo Hassan Adekunle (FCA), permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Budget and Planning, Frank Aigbogun, CEO/publisher, BusinessDay; Francis Iyoha (FCA), a professor of accounting; Ms Yemi Lawal, Consultant & Founder of Xeed Business Consulting; and Isaiah Olurinola, a professor of economics.
The centre disclosed that the discussants will be examining different aspects of the possible impacts of the proposed 2019 national budget at the event themed “2019 Budget: Pertinent Issues and Sectoral Impacts” which will kick-off by 10am prompt at the University’s CUCRID Multipurpose Hall.
Interested participants for the free to attend event are however urged to make their reservations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08028858727/08186456785.