CBN @65: Shettima, Cardoso, Others to Speak at Cowries to Cashless Forum

CBN @65: Shettima, Cardoso, Others to Speak at Cowries to Cashless Forum

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

Vice President Kashim Shettima and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Yemi Cardoso, are among eminent personalities scheduled to appraise the existence of CBN in the last 65 years.

The event slated for November 7, 2023, at Abuja, would also have Alhaji Munzali  Dantata as the Chairman of the occasion while other experts like Dr. Aminu Maida, Mr. Paul Alaje, among others would deliver lectures.

A statement yesterday, which was signed by Emeka Akobundu, on behalf of the organisers of the event, noted that the CBN had been a major engineering force in the financial institution, revolutionising the banking sector for the good of all, which was acknowledged beyond the shores of Nigeria.
He said the last 65 years of the CBN was captured in the Cowries and Cashless to be unveiled to the public.

Akobundu, added that in the last 65 years of CBN in Nigeria, the banking landscape had witnessed tremendous changes, strategic reform: Increase in capital requirements, number of banks have also inclined and consumer lending on the upswing, investment in the real sector of the economy deepening.
He added that the gathering of financial experts was expected to discuss the future of e-transactions and digital infrastructure from a regulator perspective, the future of money, the digital space and Central Bank in Nigeria, among others.

Akobundu noted: “Asher Global Treasures embarked on the project as a way of contributing to the projecting of the greatness and the true picture of Nigeria to the global community.

“Cowries to Cashless is a private initiative aimed at appraising the challenges, growth and development of Central Banking in Nigeria all through the 65 years of its existence in words and pictures, and how these have affected the perception of the public and stakeholders about the CBN which repositioned the Nigerian Banking sector to operate competitively in the global financial markets.
“We and other experts/professionals will share our thoughts on the 65 years of Central Banking in Nigeria chronicling the history, trends, reforms, issues, icons and the future of money in Nigeria.”

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