FirstBank partners Katsina to drive discourse on sustainable development


Firstbank new logoConsistent with its thought, leadership stance and commitment to drive sustainable national economic development, Nigeria’s premier bank and most valuable banking brand First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has partnered the Katsina State Government in hosting the Katsina Economic Investment Summit with the theme: “Unlocking Investment Potentials for Sustainable Development”
This summit scheduled to hold from May 09 – 11 2016 will showcase the rich opportunities that abounds in the state to both indigenous and international investors. The Summit which will focus on five priority areas namely: Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Power (Solar Energy), Property Development and Hospitality is aimed at revitalizing the private sector to enhance the much needed job creation that will employ the teaming youth and is organised to drive consciousness and build a consensus on what is urgently required to rebuild, revamp and reinforce public-private collaboration for an all-inclusive economic growth.
“FirstBank supports initiatives that create opportunities for the advancement of inclusive and sustainable growth” said Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, MD/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries. ‘We will continue to drive the discourse on how best to achieve competitiveness and inclusive growth through measurable outcomes which are crucial in defining the agenda that will help make Nigeria’s socio-economic environment a globally competitive one’ he added.
His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to flag off the three-day Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit. The event will have technical and breakout sessions to be chaired by notable personnel like the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Ahmed Tinubu, and the President of ECOWAS Investment Bank among others. The Executive Director, Public Sector, Mr. Dauda Lawal is also expected to lead the FirstBank delegation at the event.