Focus on Nigeria: Africa’s Unrivalled Economic Powerhouse

July 9, 2020

CWEIC, supported by Novare Equity Partners convened a Focus on Nigeria: Africa’s Unrivalled Economic Powerhouse on Tuesday 14 July 2020, as a part of its ongoing Leadership Webinar Series.

The Webinar was a focussed discussion around the opportunities and issues facing Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation, which is also one of the world’s largest oil producers.

Special Address From:

  • HE Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Panellists included:

  • Hon Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Trade & Investment, Nigeria
  • James Duddridge MP, UK Minister for Africa
  • Ms Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
  • Mr Derrick Roper, Managing Director, Novare Equity Partners
  • Lord Marland, Chairman, CWEIC
  • Olasupo Sashore SAN, Partner, Africa Law Practice
  • Babatunde Soyoye, Nigerian Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners


Key topics of discussion;

  • What are the current impediments to growth in the Nigerian economy
  • Response to COVID-19 and the emerging growth sectors
  • Nigeria as the factory for the Continent
  • Mobile money revolution
  • AfCFTA and Intra-African currency exchange

Participants in the ‘Focus on Nigeria’ Webinar session gained access to specially commissioned research from CWEIC Strategic Partner’s C|T Group, founded by top political strategist Sir Lynton Crosby. C|T Group undertook unique research to gauge the Nigerian business community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, anticipated consumer behaviour and covid-19 timeframe expectations.