CBN Gov, SEC DG, Others, For NSE Webinar On Future Of Financial Services

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will on Thursday, 8 October 2020, host a financial services webinar with the theme: The Future of the Financial Services Industry Post COVID-19.

The webinar, which will bring together market stakeholders to share valuable experiences in managing the impact of the pandemic, as well as discuss the future of the Nigerian financial market, will be headlined by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lamido Yuguda.

The event expected to feature speakers across the public and private sectors of the economy, according to a statement by the organizers, will discuss emerging financial stability risks, the evolving public policy response, and long-term challenges for the financial system.

The objective, it explained, is to chart a route to a sustainable future, quoting Chief Executive of the NSE, Oscar Onyema, as noting that given the unprecedented challenges facing the world, arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, “the global financial system remains an area of potential risk.

Continuing, he noted that “with record levels of market volatility and growing concern around credit losses and its attendant impact on overall asset quality, capital, and liquidity.

“Governments, regulators, and international organizations have moved rapidly to address the economic collapse and financial fallout, but questions remain around how policy should continue to evolve to preserve financial stability,” he stressed.

Onyema assured that the webinar is envisioned “to provide insights that will lead to actionable solutions, policies, and measures that can mitigate current and emerging financial stability risks.”

Other confirmed speakers for the event, the statement continued, include: Ms. Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor, CBN; Mitchell Elegbe, Managing Director/Chief Executive of Interswitch; Bolaji Balogun, CEO, Chapel Hill Denham; Kunle Elebute, Managing Partner, KPMG Nigeria; Prof. Yinka David-West, Academic Director, Information Systems & Digital Transformation, Lagos Business School; Chinua Azubike, MD/CEO, InfraCredit; and Eric Idaihi, Partner/Co-Founder, Verod Capital. ​​​