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2024 NBR: Professor Osabuohien Encourages ASMN Members Participation

June 20 @ 10:00 am

The Coordinator of Africa Scholars Mentorship Network (ASMN) and Founding Chair of DePECOS Institutions and Development Research Centre (DIaDeRC), Professor Evans Osabuohien, has encouraged DIaDeRC members and alumnus of ASMN to endeavour to be part of the 2024 National Budget Roundtable and Panel Discussion (NBR) coming up on Thursday, June 20, 2024, organised by Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Professor Osabuohien said attending this year’s NBR will avail alumni of ASMN the opportunity to ideate possible research and publication prospects and, at the same time, help sharpen their understanding of issues that pertain to monetary policy, exchange rates, budgeting and sustainable development in a broader context.

The theme of the 2024 National Budget Roundtable and Panel Discussion ‘Exchange Rate Management and National Budgeting for Sustainable Development in Nigeria’ with the Keynote Speaker being the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs, Dr Tope Kolade Fasua.

The one-day event has become an annual platform that serves as the basis for key players in the nation’s economic landscape and academia to interrogate and harness their collective expertise towards fostering a robust dialogue that will facilitate sustainable solutions to the pressing economic challenges bedevilling the nation.

The 2024 NBR will serve as a veritable platform for dissecting the recent shift towards the unification of exchange rate regimes and the removal of fuel subsidies, policies that have injected new dimensions into the exchange rate dynamics in Nigeria. The effects of policy changes can be far-reaching.  Thus, building on the successes of previous editions, this year’s event will witness an assemblage of industry experts, policymakers from government parastatals, the private sector, researchers, think tanks and students.

The panel session will give speakers and panellists the opportunity to discuss transformative strategies that can propel Nigeria toward a brighter economic future marked by stability and sustainable development.

Expected speakers include, Dean of the School of Management and Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Dr Olusola Oni, Co-Managing Partner/Founder, Commercio Partners, Mr Nnamdi Nwizu, and the Portfolio Manager, Cowrywise Financial Technology, Busola Jeje.

The NBR-2024 will cater to the following key thematic areas of discourse: Exchange Rate Management for effective National Budgeting, Capacity Building, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria, thus providing fresh insights to stakeholders in the Nigerian economy and Africa.

The National Budget Roundtable and Panel Discussion is a hybrid event that is free and open to interested participants.

It would be recalled that Prof Osabuohien founded CEPDeR in 2018 when he served as the Head, Department of Economics and Development Studies at Covenant University.  The programme has since then gained national and international traction, thus becoming an annual event after its debut in 2018.


Date: 20th June 2024

Time: 10 am

Venue: CUCRID Auditorium, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

To be part of this robust and stimulating event, visit https://cepder.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2024-national-budget-roundtable-panel-discussion/


June 20
10:00 am