Experts meet on Islamic finance - THE NATION

JUNE 17, 2019

 by Taofik Salako

Experts from the private and public sectors will tomorrow meet in Lagos to discuss the progress and opportunities of Islamic finance in Nigeria.

The inaugural edition of the IFN Nigeria Forum themed: “Harnessing the Islamic Finance Sector for Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth”, holds tomorrow at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

The forum, being hosted by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in partnership with REDmoney Group, is aimed at promoting the growth and development of the Nigerian Islamic finance industry and facilitate the growth of a new asset class in the capital market.

The IFN Nigeria Forum 2019, which will be headlined by Ms Mary Uduk, Acting Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will bring together a stellar line-up of speakers, comprising senior industry players, decision makers, regulators and investors, to exchange their views and experiences on opportunities in the Nigerian Islamic finance market. It will feature a mix of panel sessions, onstage interviews and interactive sessions on a number of themes in Islamic finance including, Corporate Financing and Capital Raising in Nigeria.

Other speakers confirmed for the event include Director-General, Debt Management Office of Nigeria, Ms Patience Oniha; Acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Hajia Aisha Dahir-Umar; Divisional Head, Trading Business, NSE, Mr Jude Chiemeka; Managing Director, Lotus Capital, Hajara Adeola; Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie, Adeola Sunmola, and Head, Debt Capital Markets, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, Oluseun Olatidoye.



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