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Bullion Lecture – Centre for Financial Journalism

Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
31 Mar 2022
31 Mar 2022

The Centre for Financial Journalism invited Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie was invited as Guest Lecturer to the annual Bullion Lecture. The lecture is programmed as a platform for lively discourse on national and international issues.

The topic for the lecture is: Funding Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities. The choice of this topic is informed by the crisis in tertiary education in Nigeria. This crisis manifests in frequent industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and its counterparts in the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education and other institutions of higher learning in the country. To a large extent, the crisis can be attributed to poor funding of public tertiary institutions in the country. Prof. Nnadozie as a development expert, is expected to point the way forward with regard to funding tertiary education in Nigeria.

The Bullion Lecture has always been delivered by first-rate intellectuals and global citizens at the cutting edge of their profession. Government officials, captains of industry, banking and finance industry executives, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of multilateral institutions, media executives, journalists, and members of the public, are expected to attend.

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana