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Moghalu, Ex CBN Deputy Gov, To Speak On Challenge of Nigeria’s Economic Growth

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, will on Wednesday at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, speak at this year’s Goddy Jidenma Foundation lectures.
Moghalu who teaches at Tuft University, USA, will on address: “The Challenge of Economic Growth in Nigeria,” bringing to bear his wealth of experience in contemporary global development economics at the event, the 5th Bi-annual edition, to be chaired by Mallam Mahanned Hayatu-deen,Vice Chairman/CEO, Alpine Investments Limited and Former Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
Also expected at the occasion are: Justice Rose Ukeje, retired Chief Judge of Federal High Court, as well as Professor Pat Utomi, Chairman of Goddy Jidenma Foundation.
Goddy Jidenma Foundation (GJF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2007, in memory of Arc Goddy Nwaolisa Jidenma, a typical servant leader who lived most of his life in the service of humanity, until death May 24, 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was a student leader and later served as a Commissioner for Works & Housing and later Commissioner for Commerce & Industry, serving as Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Visit of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II for the beatification of Blessed Rev Father. Cyprain Iwene Tansi at Anambra State in 1998.
The Foundation seeks to promote the spirit of selfless service and support ethical leadership initiatives, to celebrate the human essence, promote self-discovery among the youth, support philanthropic activities and significantly contribute to thought leadership in Nigeria and Africa.
Chairman of the Foundation is Prof Pat Utomi, a renowned public intellectual and Founder/ CEO of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), while the BOT of the Foundation was previously led by Prof Ben Nwabueze, from 2007 to 2015 and Otunba Dr Bola Kuforiji-Olubi of blessed memory in 2016.
The Foundation has embarked on several projects since incorporation, such as instituting prizes and awards in excellence and public speaking in several schools across the country. The schools include: Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Birch Freeman High School Surulere, Pacelli School for the Blind, Nnamdi Azikiwe Secondary School Abagana and Ezike High School Nibo, in Anambra State. It is engaged in philanthropy and promotes thought leadership through its bi-annual Public Lecture series which focus on strategic and contemporary issues.

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