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.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
21 December 2018

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.