Centre for Financial Journalism holds inaugural lecture

By The Citizen

The inaugural lecture of Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) holds 11am on Thursday March 17, 2016 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to Mr. Ray Echebiri, founder and CEO of the Centre, the inaugural lecture marks the formal commencement of activities of the Centre, which will focus on training of journalists in the country on financial journalism, and research.

The inaugural lecture which will be delivered by erudite Economist, Professor Akpan Hogan Ekpo, Director-General of West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, is entitled Steering Nigeria Out of Economic Turbulence - Policy Choices for Buhari's Administration. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Pat Utomi, Director, Lagos Business School, while the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will be the Special Guest of Honour.

Prof. Ekpo's lecture will be discussed by Mr. Femi Awoyemi, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and CEO of Proshare Nigeria, and Mr. Tilewa Adebajo, an economic expert and CEO of The CFG Advisory.

CFJ Nigeria  was established to provide specialised training programmes in financial journalism with a view to addressing the knowledge and skills gap in the practice of the trade; and to conduct research on financial journalism, business, the economy, banking and finance.

The Centre is governed at the board level by eminent Nigerians, with Mr. Ernest Ebi, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria as Chairman. The faculty is populated by some of the best brains in Journalism, Finance and Banking, Economics, Law, Development and Politics, who will be bringing their expertise and wealth of experience to bear on the offerings of the Centre.