FirstBank Partners Katsina on Sustainable Devt


 By Nume Ekeghe

 Consistent with its thought leadership stance and commitment to drive sustainable national economic development, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has partnered the Katsina State Government in hosting the Katsina Economic Investment Summit with the theme: “Unlocking Investment Potentials for Sustainable Development”.

This summit scheduled to hold from May 09 – 11 2016, according to a statement, will showcase the rich opportunities that abound in the state to both indigenous and international investors. The Summit, which will focus on five priority areas namely: Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Power (Solar Energy), Property Development and Hospitality was aimed at revitalising the private sector to enhance the much needed job creation that will employ the teaming youth and was organised to drive consciousness and build a consensus on what is urgently required to rebuild, revamp and reinforce public-private collaboration for an all-inclusive economic growth.

 “FirstBank supports initiatives that create opportunities for the advancement of inclusive and sustainable growth” said MD/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan.

He added: “We will continue to drive the discourse on how best to achieve competitiveness and inclusive growth through measurable outcomes which are crucial in defining the agenda that will help make Nigeria’s socio-economic environment a globally competitive one.”

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to flag off the three-day summit, which will have technical and breakout sessions to be chaired by notable personnel like the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Ahmed Tinubu, and the President of ECOWAS Investment Bank among others.  The Executive Director, Public Sector, Mr. Dauda Lawal is also expected to lead the FirstBank delegation at the event.