FirstBank MD/CEO Leads Conversation on an Empowered Continent at LSE Africa Summit 2018

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited is partnering with The London School of Economics (LSE) to present the fifth LSE Annual Africa Summit with the theme ‘Africa at Work: Educated. Employed. Empowered’. The summit presents the opportunity to discuss the spate of social, economic and security challenges in Africa with the intent to influence policies that will create a rebirth, an inclusive and sustainable growth in the continent. The event is scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2018 at the London School of Economics London, United Kingdom.

The summit would convene several high level speakers to deliberate on topical issues affecting the African continent and the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan would be leading the panel discussion on “Enrolment to Employment: Learning in Context”. Other deliberations in the conference would include: Bridging the Skills, Education and Training Gaps; Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Job Creation and Inclusive Growth; Laws, Regulations and Policies; The Impact of Technology and Digitalisation on Jobs and Economic Growth and The Role of The Booming Creative Industries in Socio-Economic Development. Speakers at the event include: Dara Tresder, CMO of General Electric Business Innovations; Mosun Belo-Olusoga, Chairman at Access Bank Plc; David Steinacker Senior Managing Partner at Google; Lance Mambondiani, CEO of Steward Bank, amongst others.

According to Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, “FirstBank is committed to supporting initiatives that influence policies and create a more empowered continent, especially for our youth. We have continued to build Africa’s future for over a century and as we turn 125, we will not relent but would ensure the necessary collaborations happen to create the Africa we all desire”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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