As Nigeria continues to play a crucial role in advancing the continents growth through creation of business opportunities and enabling environment, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s Number One Banking Brand has once again pledged its support for the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place for the first time in Nigeria from Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.
According to FirstBank’s spokesperson Folake Ani-Mumuney, FirstBank is happy to be playing a leading role at the foremost economic gathering on the continent; which will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens.
Ani-Mumuney said, asides the countless opportunities the WEFA offers to engage attendees from different spheres of life, FirstBank will also be organizing a fringe breakfast session which would bring together captains of businesses and leaders of the economy to further distill the theme of the conference, ‘Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs’. “At FirstBank, we remain steadfast in promoting thought leadership and driving innovative reforms through our support for fora like the WEFA, Economist Conferences and NESG. As a leading financial service provider, we highlight business opportunities for small and large scale business ventures in the country, which we hope will sustain growth, enhance local capacity building and foster collaborations for expansion through partnerships with organizations.”
Also expected at the World Economic Summit are President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man, and other top public and private sector executives.
According to the President of the Federation on the Forum, “For Africa to remain relevant, we need to adequately educate our people, as it is through education that we can unlock the potential of our youth to enable Africa to compete globally, and create jobs in the new knowledge economy.” he said
This will be the first time Nigeria will be hosting the annual conference since its inception 24 years ago.