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Former lawmaker speaks on Nigeria’s economic crises Sept. 23

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Former lawmaker speaks on Nigeria's economic crises Sept. 23

Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim

The Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) will tomorrow (Thursday) host the immediate past Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial Distict in the National Assembly, Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim, at its 30th edition of Media Parliament.

The lawmaker, a financial expert and former Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, is expected to be the Guest Speaker at the event, according to a statement issued by the Chairman and Secretary of the state council of NUJ, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Omotayo Ayanda respectively.

The statement said Senator Rafiu Ibrahim is to deliver a paper with the theme: “Naira Devaluation by Central Bank of Nigeria: How Did We Get Here? What Are The Challenges and Prospective For Us As a Nation?

“The 30th edition of the media parliament was conceived in view of the raging financial quagmire and the attendant devaluation of Naira at the behest of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

“The presentation of the former lawmaker is expected to chart a way forward as a precursor to help rescue the nation’s economy from imminent drift.”

It added that, “the Media Parliament is a forum designed for interaction with top-rated media practitioners and principally aimed at informing, enlightening and educating Nigerians, as well as bridging the information gap between leaders and the public.

“The platform was also put together to feature experts in all spheres of life to discuss issues pertaining to the growth and development of the nation.”

ROYAL NEWS reports that the event will hold at the Kwara NUJ secretariat at 10am.

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