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OPENING DAY: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

08:00 – 09:00

Registration Continues

Conference Hall Lobby

08:00 – 09:30

Arrival of Minister of FCT, Alhaji Muhammed Musa Bello

Conference Hall

09:30 – 09:35

Arrival of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria,

His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON

 

09:35 – 11.00

OPENING CEREMONY

Conference Hall

 

Chairman: Chief Philip Asiodu, CFR, FNES

 

NES President’s Welcome Address: Professor Ben Aigbokhan

Remarks by the Chairman

Remarks by the Chief Host: Alhaji Muhammed Musa Bello, Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Keynote Address: The Imperatives of Industrialisation in Nigeria

Chief (Mrs) Nike Akande, President, Lagos Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Lagos

Rapporteurs: Dr. Hassan Emmanuel, University of Abuja

Official Opening of the Conference: 

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Vote of Thanks:

Professor Okey Onuchuku, Vice President, NES

11:00 – 11:30

Award of Fellowship

(1) HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano

(2) Dr. Tony Elumelu, CON, CEO, Tony ElumeluFoundation

(3) Prof. S.E.N. Okoh, University of Benin

 

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

12:00 – 12:30

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 

 

Chairman: Professor Olu Ajakaiye

Speaker: Professor Ben Aigbokhan  

 

12: 30 – 14:30

FIRST PLENARY SESSION:

Conference Hall

 

Theoretical and Institutional Issues in Industrialisation

 

Chair: Emeritus Professor Ademola Oyejide, FNES,University of Ibadan

Speakers:

1.      Imperatives for Nigeria's Industrialisation for Rapid Economic Recovery, Professor Osita Ogbu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

2.      Nigeria's Industrialisation Drive: What Went Wrong and What We Need to Do, Professor P.C. Egbon, Delta State University, Abraka

3.      Creating Enabling Environment for Rapid Industrialisation in Nigeria, Professor E. OlawaleOgunkola, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

 

 

Discussants:

1. Dr. Abiodun Adedipe, Biodun Adedipe Associates Ltd

2. Professor Ndem Ayara, University of Calabar

3. Professor Sam Uniamikogbo, Ambrose Ali University

 

Floor Discussions

Rapporteurs: Dr. Mohammed Yelwa, University of Abuja and Dr. (Mrs) A. U. Uboh, RMRDC, Abuja

 

14:30 – 15:30

LUNCH BREAK

 

15:30 – 17:00

POLICY ROUND TABLE

Topic: Policy Challenges in Industrialising Nigeria and the Way Forward

Conference Hall

 

Chairman: Dr. Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry

Panelists:

1.      Dr. Samuel Bwayla, Country Director, UNDP

2.      Professor Ode Ojowu

3.      Director of PowerFederal Ministry of Power

4.      Dr. Mansur Mukhtar, Former Minister of Finance

5.      Mr. Abubakar A. Bello MD/CEO, NEXIM Bank

6.      Mr. Olukayode Pitan, MD, Bank of Industry( BOI)

7.      Dr. Jean Bankole, Country Director, UNIDO

8.      Professor C. Nwajuiba, VC, FUNAI

9.      Chief Olusegun Awolowo, DG, NEPC

10.  Professor Juliet Elu, Moorehouse University, Atlanta, USA

Floor Discussion

Rapporteurs: Mr. Adamu Yusuf, Research Dept. CBN and Mr. Austin Okereke, Research Dept. CBN

 

19:00 – 21:00

UNICEF PRESENTATION / DINNER

Conference Hall

 

Chairman: Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Former Deputy Governor, CBN

Guest Speaker:  Enrique Delamonica, Chief Social Policy & Gender Equality, UNICEF, Nigeria

Rapporteur: Ms Maimuna Yakubu, Nile University, Abuja

 

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

08:00 – 10:00

SECOND PLENARY SESSION

Opportunities and Challenges of Industrialisation in Nigeria

Conference Hall

 

Chairman: Chief Bisi Ogunjobi, OON, Former Vice President, AfDB

Speakers:

1.      Small and Medium Scale Manufacturing and Industrialisation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, DG, SMEDAN

2.      Manufacturing in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges, Dr. Segun Ajayi-Kadir, DG, MAN

3.      Financing Industrialisation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges, Mr. Waheed Olagunju, ED, Bank of Industry

 

 

Discussants: Professor T. AgiobeneboUniversity of Port Harcourt and Dr. Tope OshikoyaCEO, NEXTNOMICS

Floor Discussion

Rapporteurs: Dr. Yusuf Wasiu, Nile University, Abuja.

Mr. Kenneth Diyoke, Nile University, Abuja.

 

10:00 – 11:30

Launching of African Economic Outlook 2016 by Country Director, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Conference Hall

11.30 - 12.00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

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