Godwin I Emefiele: Strengthening the economic recovery process in Nigeria

Keynote address by Mr Godwein I Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, at the 2018 Annual Bankers' Dinner, Lagos, 30 November 2018.

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21 December 2018
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Opening Pleasantries- Good evening distinguished ladies and gentlemen. It is indeed a pleasure to be with you this evening, and to use this occasion to step back from the day-to-day concerns of inflation, external reserves and exchange rate, to consider a number of the deep-seated, long term factors shaping Nigeria's economy. I am also delighted at the opportunity to once again address a gathering of eminent personalities, which includes critical stakeholders in our nation's financial sector, as well as members of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

2. Before I go any further with my address, please permit me, to specially thank the leadership of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; particularly Dr Uche Olowu, Mr Seye Awojobi and their team, for their relentless efforts to ensure the success of today's event. I want to also extend my profound gratitude to the Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officers of our banks and other financial institutions who have found time to be here despite their very busy schedules.