FirstBank Supports Nigeria's Economic Growth,Sponsors World Economic Forum in South Africa

By The Citizen

Determined to ensure that Nigeria and indeed, Africa finds its feet among the world's economic power blocks, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has threw its weight behind the 2013 World Economic Conference on Africa. The three day event, billed to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa on May 08, precedes the World Economic Forum coming up later this year in Davos, Switzerland. The annual event, which is expected to attract leaders in business, finance, civil society groups and policy makers presents a good platform for African business leaders to brainstorm and come up with a road map on how to tackle issues that encumber the socio-economic development of Africa. As the Regional Associate partner to WEF, FirstBank was the sponsor of both WEF corporate session in Lagos in 2012 and an active participant at the Addis Ababa conference also in 2012.

During conference, the Bank will host exclusive breakfast meeting where critical economic issues bothering on deployment of capital in frontier markets, adapting innovative technologies and services, and fostering a friendly regulatory environment will be discussed. The objective is to come up with strategies that would unlock business and investment opportunities in Nigeria.

Commenting on FirstBank's sponsorship, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney said the Bank's support for the conference is in sync with its position as a thought leader in Nigeria's quest to grow its economy and the desire to drive infrastructural development through collaboration with business leaders and institutions across the continent and the world at large.  

'We are enthusiastic at the countless opportunities the conference platform offers to engage attendees from different spheres of life, throwing up meaningful strategies for maximizing the potential that abounds in direct investment in the Nigeria and the continent as a whole.