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14th Afrinvest Banking Sector Report: Banking Sector Loans to Rise by N400billion in 2019

Nigeria’s leading investment banking firm, Afrinvest, held the 14th edition of its annual Banking Sector Report on November 18 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel. The launch was themed “Beyond the Precipice…Pulling Back from the Brink.”  The event had in attendance captains of industry, top government officials, alumni of Afrinvest, distinguished guests such as Her Excellency, First Lady of Edo State, Betsy Obaseki and Former CBN Governor/current member of the Economic Advisory Council to the President, Prof. Charles C. Soludo, CFR.

Ike Chioke, GMD, Afrinvest West Africa Limited giving the Presentation on the 2019 Nigerian Banking Sector Report
The panelists (L-R): Tola Adeyemi, Partner, KPMG; Dr. Andrew S. Nelvin, Partner and Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria; Ike Chioke, GMD, Afrinvest West Africa Limited; Foluso Phillips, Executive Chairman and Founder, Phillips Consulting Limited; Fatumata Soukouna Coker, Founder Ygroup Holdings and Chairman, Afrinvest Securities Limited; and Dr. Chamberlain Peterside, Chairman & CEO, Wi-Pay Fintech Group CEO Xcellon Capital Advisors Ltd
The panelists (L-R): Tola Adeyemi, Partner, KPMG; Dr. Andrew S. Nelvin, Partner and Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria; Ike Chioke, GMD, Afrinvest West Africa Limited; Fatumata Soukouna Coker, Founder Ygroup Holdings and Chairman, Afrinvest Securities Limited; Foluso Phillips, Executive Chairman and Founder, Phillips Consulting Limited; and Dr. Chamberlain Peterside, Chairman & CEO, Wi-Pay Fintech Group CEO Xcellon Capital Advisors Ltd
Prof. Charles C. Soludo (CFR), Former CBN Governor and current member of the Economic Advisory Council to the President giving the Goodwill Mesage

The Banking Report, now in its 14th year, has cemented a reputation for Afrinvest as a leading authority on trends and analysis of the Nigerian banking sector. It is widely anticipated every year by Nigerian and international investors.

Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo, Lagos State Commissioner of Finance
The Compere, Wole Famurewa, Anchor at CNBC Africa
Victor Ndukauba, DMD Afrinvest West Africa Limited giving the closing remark
Ayodeji Ebo, MD Afrinvest Securities Limited, giving the opening prayer

Recounting the tone and emphasis of the Afrinvest Banking Report over the last four years, Fatumata Soukouna Coker, Founder, Ygroup Holdings, and Chairman, Afrinvest Securities Limited, commented that the 2019 report celebrated the rebound of the 2016 economic recession and declared Nigeria open for business. The 2018 report titled An Economic Agenda for a New Government, focused on proffering solutions to the problems confronting the Nigerian economy. According to Fatumata, the 2019 report is an in-depth analysis of how the Nigerian banking sector has navigated the challenges posed by the current regulatory environment.

Her Excellency, Betsy Obaseki, First Lady of Edo State
Dr. Matthew Ojo, Assistant Director, Research and Advocacy representing the Director-General of LCCI
Ola Belgore, MD, Afrinvest Asset Management Limited
Prof. Charles C. Soludo (CFR) with Ike Chioke

The 2019 Nigerian Banking sector report was presented by Ike Chioke, Group Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa Limited. The report was based on data collected from the publicly traded banks. The report also showed a spike in the total loan portfolio of Nigerian banks from N15.7trn in 2018 to an estimated N16.1trn in 2019.

Fireworks during the launching of the Nigerian Banking Sector Report
Distinguished guests displaying the newly-launched document
On display: Gift bags containing souvenirs for the guests
Ike Chioke with the Afrinvest team

Speakers at the panel session, advised the government on how to improve the economy. They emphasized the need to reduce the cost of governance and enhance revenue generation at the sub-national level. E-voting was advanced as a means of making elections more credible in Nigeria and thus reducing investors perception of political risks.

Cross-section of the guests
Cross-section of guests
Refreshment after the event
Guests registering at the venue

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