Moghalu To Speak On Finance, Economic Devt At 2018 Bankers’ Lecture

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Deputy Governor, Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, will on Thursday, June 28, 2018, address the crème of Nigerian banking and finance industry as guest lecturer at this year’s edition of the Annual lecture of the Chartered Institute of Banking (CIBN) in Lagos.

Moghalu, the 2019 Presidential aspirant of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), will speak on the topic “Of Banks and Bankers: Finance and the Challenge of Economic Development in Nigeria.”

The CIBN annual lecture, which will be chaired by Kyari A. Bukar, President of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), will feature panelists including: Chinedu

Ikwudinma, MD/CEO, NOVA Merchant Bank Limited; Kunle Oyinloye, MD/CEO, Infrastructure Bank Plc; and Mrs. Eileen Shaiyen, Founder/CEO of H. Pierson Associates Limited. Other are: Dr. Andrew Nevin, Advisory Partner/Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria; Johnson Chukwu, MD/CE of Cowry Assets Management Limited, and Mr. Ingo Herbert, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Recall that as CBN Deputy Governor between 2009 and 2014, Moghalu, as deputy governor in charge of financial stability, led the apex bank team that stabilised the nation’s banking system after the 2008 global financial crisis.

He also led the implementation of reforms in the financial sector initiated by then CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, now Emir of Kano.

Also, as deputy governor for operations in 2014, Moghalu also superintended the introduction of payment system reforms including the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

The political economist and former United Nations official was appointed  Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy of the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA after his five-year tenure at the CBN.

Moghalu returned to Nigeria in November 2017 to start the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET); a think tank with headquarters in Abuja.

Author of several books including Emerging Africa: How The Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter, he joined the race for Nigeria’s presidency slated for February 2019 and later picked the YPP, a new generation political party as his political party platform.

In his latest book: Build, Innovate and Grow (BIG): My Vision for Nigeria, Moghalu set out his vision for nation-building to tackle poverty and unemployment, and restore Nigeria’s standing in the world.

He holds a doctorate degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a law degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.