First Nigerian Professor of Capital Market, Uwaleke, to keynote at GOCOP 2023 conference

Prof. Uchenna Joseph Uwaleke

First Nigerian professor of Capital Market, Prof. Uchenna Joseph Uwaleke, has been named as keynote speaker of the 2023 annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).

Confirming this, chairman of the GOCOP 7th Annual Conference Planning Committee and deputy president, Mr Danlami Nmodu, said that Prof Uwaleke, who is currently the Special Adviser to the Senate Committee Chairman on Capital Market, will be making the address on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Venue is Abuja Continental Hotel (Old Sheraton Hotel) Abuja.

Prof. Uwaleke, according to a press statement issued by GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Remmy Nweke, would dwell on the theme, “Nigeria: Roadmap for Socio-Economic Recovery and Sustainability.” The event would be chaired by Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

Choice of the topic, Newsmart, gathered, is informed by the current socio-political and economic realities facing Nigeria, where a new set of leaders at national and state levels, has emerged after the 2023 general elections.

Uwaleke is a professor of Finance and Capital Market at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Before now, he served as Finance Commissioner in Imo State under Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Previous speakers at GOCOP’s annual conference, include chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, who in 2022, spoke on, ‘2023 Elections: Managing the Process for Credible Outcome'; Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, delivered the 2019 lecture entitled: “Economy, Security and National Development: The Way Forward.” 

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, at the time, was keynote speaker at the 2021 conference, where in his capacity as then chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, spoke on “Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery and Reconstruction in Nigeria.”
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