Law & Development Summit

Day 1
  • 10.00am -10.10am
    Welcome Remarks

    Welcome Remarks
    (5minutes)

    Mr. Frank Aigbogun
    Publisher, BusinessDay Media Ltd. Co-Anchor

    Introductions
    (5minutes)

    Olisa Agbakoba
    SAN, Senior Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal

  • 10.10am- 11.10am
    Remarks by Chair

    Remarks by Chair
    (10 minutes)

    Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi
    Chair of Session.

    Statements by Special
    Guests
    (10 minutes each).

    Mr. Abubakar Malami,
    SAN, Hon. Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Federation

    Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed,
    Hon. Minister of Finance

    Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo
    Hon. Minister of Trade and
    Investment.

    Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite
    Hon. Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

    Statement/Declare Open by His Excellency the Vice President.
    (10minutes)

    His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 11.10am- 11. 50am
    Conversation with Senior Policy Advisers at the Presidency

    Moderator. Mr. Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, BusinessDay Media Ltd.

    THEME
    Nigeria’s Economic Sustainability Plan and how it can incorporate the soft service economy to create jobs and generate revenue.

    PANELIST
    Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi, Chair of Session

    Ambassador Adeyemi
    Dipeolu (PhD) Economic Adviser to the President, Office of the Vice President.

    THEME
    Implementation of laws as a revenue and job driver.

    PANELIST
    Senator Babajide Omoworare, SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

    THEME
    Law and Development Project of the Federal Ministry of Justice

    PANELIST
    Juliet Ibekaku Nwagwu, Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform and International Relations

  • 11.50am -12.00am
    Setting the Scene

    Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN Senior Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal

  • 12.00am- 12.50pm
    Panel Sessions 1 - Financial Services (Break out room 1)

    Panel Sessions 1 -Financial
    Services (Break out room 1)

    Moderator : Mr. Mustafa
    Chike-Obi, Chairman,
    Fidelity Bank Plc.

    THEME:
    The efficiency of the Financial Services Sector.

    PANELISTS:
    Ogho Okiti, MD,
    BusinessDay

    THEME:
    Growing the Economy by
    Establishing a Credit
    Guarantee Agency

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Uche Orji, Managing Director/CEO Nigeria
    Sovereign Investment
    Authority

    THEME:
    The Role of Development Bank in Catalyzing Economic
    Growth’.

    PANELIST:
    Ms. Lolade Awogbade Head of Sustainability, Development Bank of Nigeria

    THEME:
    The Role of Credit in Growing an Economy and Providing Jobs
    and Money’

    PANELIST:
    Mrs. Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun, MD/CEO CreditRegistry.

    THEME:
    The Finance Act as a Source of Revenue and Controlling Cost
    of Governance in view of Dwindling Resources.

    PANELIST:
    Dr. M.K. Dikwa, Former
    Accountant General of the
    Federation.

    Panel Session 2 - National Trade and Investment Policy (Breakout room 2)

    THEME:
    Border Closure/ Enforcement and Increased Public Revenue: Should Customs and Immigration Merge into a New Service

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Anthony Ayalogu, Deputy Comptroller General, Trade & Tariff, Nigerian Customs Service

    THEME:
    Will it help to enact an Establishment Act of National Office of Trade Policy and also
    Trade Remedies Legislation?

    PANELIST:
    Paul Ogbu Esq
    Legal Adviser, Nigerian Office
    of Trade Negotiation

    THEME:
    How can a National Trade and Investment Policy Create a Strong
    Economy

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Victor L. Liman, Acting
    DG, National Office of
    Trade Negotiation

    THEME:
    Status of Nigeria’s Bilateral Investment Treaties

    PANELIST:
    Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment
    Promotion Commission

    THEME:
    The Status of AFCTA

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Francis Offor Anatogu,
    SSA to the President on Public Sector Matters and Secretary AFCFTA

  • 12.50pm -1.40pm
    Panel session 3 – Transportation (Break out room 1)

    Moderator: Mr. Temi Omatseye,
    Former DG NIMASA & Transportation Expert

    THEME:
    How a National Shipping Fleet can
    Generate Revenue and Create Jobs.

    PANELIST:
    Lady Margaret Orakwusi, Chairman, Ship Owners’ Forum

    THEME:
    A critical assessment of the maritime sector in Nigeria challenges and prospects.

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council

    THEME:
    Creating a National Air Fleet to generate Jobs and revenue by
    enactment of a Fly Nigeria Act.

    PANELIST:
    Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, Former MD, FAAN/Aviation Specialist

    THEME:
    How a strong legal framework on infrastructure concessions and PPP can generate jobs and revenue especially in the road sector.

    PANELISTS
    Mrs. Linda Amego Head, Legal and
    Governance, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)

    Panel Session 4 - Land Administration (Break out room 2)

    Moderators: Mr. Victor Nwakasi,
    Partner Olisa Agbakoba Legal

    THEMES
    Releasing Dead Capital from the Land Use Act

    PANELISTS
    Dr. Andrew S. Nevin Partner and Chief Economist PWC, Nigeria

    Dr. Damian Orizu Assistant
    General Manager/Divisional Head,
    Remedial and Asset Management, Fidelity Plc.

    Andrew Smith, Adviser, Access to Finance and Investment GIZ Nigeria
    Competitiveness Project (NICOP)

    Dr. Fitka Steve Bilshakka,
    Member, Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform.

    Dr. Bongo Adi, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Center for City
    Solutions, Lagos Busines School (LBS).

    THEMES
    Urgent Need for Land Administration and Reform in Nigeria

    PANELISTS
    Mr. Ayo Oniemola, Former Directors of Land, Federal Ministry of Works and
    Housing.

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