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  • Nigeria Infrastructure Building Conference 2016


                                                     Nigeria Infrastructure Building Conference 2016

                                       September 27 2016, Eko Hotels & Suites, VI Lagos, Nigeria



    Nigeria continues to make important strides toward improving much of its infrastructure. Challenges persist however in a number of areas. The power sector still suffer shortfalls in power supply and in sector liquidity. There is the water sector’s lack of development, the relatively poor condition of Nigeria’s road networks and the need to support the country’s aviation industry and the transport sector in general.

    According to a recent World Bank Report, addressing these infrastructure challenges will require sustained expenditure of almost $14.2 billion per year over the next decade. There is therefore a need to mobilise various sources of financing, including the private sector, local banks and International Financial Institutions with the view of increasing the financing envelope for infrastructure.

    In view of these, Cowrie Partners in association with the UK Trade & Investment, Voice of Leaders and the Oxford Business Group is delighted to present its second Nigeria Infrastructure Building Conference 2016, which will hold on September 27, 2014 in Lagos to focus on   sustainable sources of infrastructure funding.



    This Conference has the following objectives:

    1.        Create an avenue for Business-to-Business meetings between Nigerian Businesses and the Trade Delegation from the United Kingdom and educate prospective investors and financiers about the prospects and the opportunities open to private sector players in the provision and financing of infrastructure projects.
    2.        As an important Infrastructure Stakeholder Engagement event, it offers participants a thorough update on the latest developments and government policies related to infrastructure building and an avenue of addressing current issues.




    All Sessions at Abora-Mazonia Suites, Eko Hotels & Suites V.I. Lagos



    Welcome Remarks

    • Ms. Ufuoma Odiete, Trade Development Manager UK Trade & Investment


    Opening Address

    • Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor Lagos State


    Keynote Speeches:

    • Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,CON, Hon Minister of Transportation
    • Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Hon Minister of State Power Works & Housing
    • Mr. Ahmed Bashir, MBE, Ag. British Deputy High Commissioner/Director UKTI

    Vote of Thanks

    ·         Ms. Ibironke Idowu, Conference Coordinator, Cowrie Partners


    1. Power Sector Roundtable: How do we light up Nigeria? – Addressing the pressing issues.

    1)      Office of the VP: Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi,  SSA to the Vice-President on Power

    2)      Regulator: Dr. Anthony Akah, Ag. Chairman NERC

    3)      TCN: Engr. (Dr) Abubakar Atiku Tambuwal,  MD, TCN

    4)      Disco: Mr. Abdulkadeer Njiddah, Executive Director Finance, Jos Distribution Co.

    5)      Genco: Adeoye Fadeyibi, MD/CEO Transcorp Power Limited

    6)      NBET: Mr. Yesufu Alonge, Head, Power Procurement and Power Contracts NBET

    7)      Gas Producers: Emmanuel Anyaeto, Chairman Gas Committee, Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


    AUDIENCE INTERVENTION  – 11.20pm-11.35pm


    1. Business-to-Business meetings between Nigerian Businesses and the Trade Delegation from the United Kingdom. [Tea/Coffee]


    1. The Transport Sector Dialogue: Enhancing Private Sector participation-12.35-1.15

    1)      An overview: Mr. Muda Yusuf, DG, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    2)      The Sea Ports: Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority

    3)      Sea Transport: Dr. Dakuku Peterside Director General/CEO NIMASA

    4)       Inland Waterways: B. G. Mustapha, MD, National Inland Waterways Authority.

    5)      Aviation infrastructural facilities: Engr. Saleh Dunoma, MD, FAAN

    6)      Airspace Management: Engr. Emma Anasi, Ag. MD Nigeria Airspace Mgt. Agency

    7)      Rail: Engr. F.E. Okhiria, Acting Managing Director Nigerian Railway Corporation

    8)      Roads: Iyiola Adegboye, Ag. MD, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

    AUDIENCE INTERVENTION – 1.15pm-1.30pm


    1. OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STATES:  (1.30pm-2.10pm )

    1)      Anambra State: Nkem C. Okeke, PhD, Deputy Governor

    Mark Okoye, Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget pln.

    And Dr Ifediora Amobi Secretary to the Board, Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA)

    2)      Bauchi State: Aminu Musa, MD,Bauchi State Investment Promotion Agency

    3)      Lagos State: Professor Ademola Abass – Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos on Overseas Affairs and Investment.

    4)      Niger State: Hajiya Rahmatu Yar’AduaCommissioner for Investment Niger State

    5)      Akwa Ibom State: Dr. Elijah Akpan, Executive Chairman Akwa Ibom Inv. Corporation

    AUDIENCE INTERVENTION  -(2.10pm-2.20pm)


    LUNCH- (2.20pm-3.20pm)

    1. Building a city of the future: A  showcase of Eko Atlantic City

     Marc Chagouri, Eko Atlantic City Project Lagos -(3.20pm-3.30pm)


    1. Project Finance as a viable option for financing Infrastructure Projects.

    Mr. Segun Agbaje – Managing Director/CEO GT Bank


    1. Understanding the challenges for infrastructure finance  
    2. Mr. Peter Amangbo – Group Managing Director/CEO Zenith Bank


    1. What role can bank debt play in financing Infrastructure Projects
    2. Adekunle AbdulRazaq Oyinloye, MD/CEO The Infrastructure Bank





    We expect that as many as 150 delegates will attend this event from within and outside of Nigeria, made up of the Trade Delegation from the UK, Nigeria’s organized private sector, Nigerian Banks and stakeholders in the supply and regulation of infrastructure like Power, Telecoms, Housing, Aviation, Roads, Transport and Water.


    You will be contributing and playing a leading and visible role in the efforts at addressing the nation’s Infrastructure deficit.

    • A positive way to advocate the points that are important to you before an international audience by making a presentation or being interviewed on a topical issue.
    • Sustain your brand image as a market leader through our Conference media campaigns before, during and even after the event.
    • Your representatives will meet with high-level government officials, the UK Trade Delegation and international investors and regulators.    

    Join reputable institutions in Nigeria as a sponsor of this important event!



    Cowrie Partners is a firm of commercial lawyers focused on responsible and ethical finance and investments. With our deep knowledge of the financial services industry, we represent our clients on a broad range of transactional and regulatory compliance issues. Our areas of practice cover financial institutions, private equity funds, power projects, oil & gas, real estate and infrastructure finance. We have a pedigree of organizing Conferences, which have covered Aviation, Tourism, Banking & Insurance, Telecoms and Energy. In addition to promoting international investments, our events bring the public and private sectors together to address developmental issues, present up to date information through expert speakers and offer excellent networking opportunities for financiers, project sponsors, investors and governments officials. Please visit us at: www.cowriepartners.com


    Contact List:

    Abimbola Dayo-Aiyetan Conference Director Tel: 08028267866

    E-mail: bdayoayetan@cowriepartners.com


    Ufuoma Odiete, UK Trade & Investment Tel: 08128108740

    E-mail: ufuoma.odiete@fco.gov.uk


    Ibironke Idowu Conference Coordinator Tel:09086318484

    E-mail: ibironkeidowu@cowriepartners.com


    Adesuwa Omozusi Conference Coordinator Tel:08025101545

    E-mail: oadesuwa@cowriepartners.com


    Afolabi Ojosu Conference Coordinator Tel:08163351210              

    E-mail: afolabiojosu@cowriepartners.com