Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru, chairman, ReStraL and former executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria (FIRS), will present the keynote speech at the 2021 Eastern Nigeria Economic Outlook event on 1pm, Friday March 12, 2021.
Ifueko who was the First female Executive Chairman of the National Tax Agency as well as the first female chairman of the Joint Tax Board of Nigeria, will lead other accomplished professionals that include Chima Ibeneche (Ex-MD, SNEPCO, NLNG & EVP, Bonny Gas Transport Ltd), Ndidi Nwuneli (Co-Founder, Sahel Consulting & Founder, LEAP Africa), Eyo Ekpo (Ex-Commissioner, National Electricity Regulatory Council), Cheta Nwanze (Lead Partner, SBM Intel) while Patrick Okigbo ( Principal Partner at Nextier) will moderate.
The event which is under the auspices of DevEast – a Non-profit Economic advocacy project championing the sustainable development of South Eastern Nigeria – in partnership with South-East & South-South Professionals, #StartupSouth and others, will converge experts across the two regions to explore ways to achieve the economic potential of the zone.
Speaking about the event, Collins Onuegbu, founder of DevEast said, “there are 11 states in the South East and South South regions of Nigeria. As an economic unit, this block has a GDP of $111B – creating an Economic Corridor that is one of the biggest in Africa. This corridor also hosts the Oil/Gas industry that has been the mainstay of the Nigerian Economy for the past 50years. A population of about 75million in a small urbanized and connected landmass makes it the 5th Largest populated country in Africa after Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, and DRC.”
This webinar will help us discuss, project the region’s opportunities and attract investors.”
Attending the webinar is free but registration is required via bit.ly/deveast21