INSTITUTE OF ECONOMISTS OF NIGERIA      ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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12TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: NIGERIA'S ECONOMY AND LESSONS FOR THE WORLD. MONDAY 9TH - WEDNESDAY 11TH , NOVEMBER 2020

Venue:

Lagos State Polytechnic

500-Seater Auditorium

School of Agriculture

Shagamu Road,

Ikorodu, Lagos

Nigeria.

The Conference

By the end of 2019, there was an outbreak of a virus that rapidly killed more than 50 people in Wuhan, China where the incident was first reported.  WHO on observing the etiology of the virus technically referred to it as Covid-19.  What was initially regarded as China-centric shock has now become a global crisis disrupting business, official and personal activities globally.

The outbreak that had killed over 150,000 people as at May 2 and likely to climb significantly higher across the globe had dealt a severe blow to the global economy. It has disrupted and is still disrupting businesses, economic and financial activities. Businesses are shutting down, operations, factories closing, schools are forced to close down, sports, social and entertainment activities have been put on hold, global equities and commodities markets have been severely affected. Oil prices have been hit hard due to drastic cut in global oil consumption, compounded by the ongoing price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. As at May 2nd officially confirmed cases in Nigeria stood at 2170 with 351 recovered cases and 68 deaths excluding several deaths in Kano.

The 12th Annual Conference of INEN invites scholarly papers from the members of the Institute scholars, young researchers, policy makers, politicians, NGOs and media practitioners to critically examine the effects of Covid-19 on the Nigerian economy in particular, and the global economy in general; and also the governments’ containment measures with the following critical questions to be navigated at the Conference.

  1. What will be the impact of COVID-19 on the Nigerian and Global economy?
  2. What sectors of the Nigerian and global economy are most vulnerable?
  3. What will be the relationship between the Nigerian economy and the Global economy post-Covid-19 period?
  4. How does Covid-19 impact financial markets?
  5. What lessons are the affected countries will learn from the pandemic?
  6. How effective have governments’ containment measure be in curbing the spread of the pandemic?
  7. Could the pandemic lead to a new World Order? What will the nature and character of the Order?

Accepted Panels and Sub-themes

Panel 1: Nigeria’s Economic issues

(I) Socio economic effects of Covid-19 in Nigeria

  1. ii) Macro-economic impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria's economy

iii) Saving Nigeria's economy in a pandemic situation.

The Panel calls for scientific papers from Economists, political economists, and other scholars and researchers to examine challenging economic situation thrown up by Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria with emphasis on the impact the pandemic have on the socio economic activities in the country; how such impact could accelerate shifts in the Nigeria’s economic landscape; and how Nigerian government could quickly adjust to these shifts.

Panel Convener: Dr. T.R. Oziegbe

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Co-convener: Dr. Akinbola Emmanuel

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Panel 2:  Nigeria’s Sectorial issues

  1. i) Covid-19 and Nigeria's Health sector
  2. ii) Covid-19 and the Nigeria's Banking sector

iii) Covid-19 and the Hospitality industry

  1. iv) Covid-19 and the Education sector.

The Panel calls for contributions from scholars, young researchers, policy makers, hospitality experts, medical and health experts, bankers and educationists to critically examine, among other issues, implications of Covid-19 pandemic for the banking, education, health and hospitality sectors in Nigeria; what strategic policy containment measures could have assisted the country in coping with these implications and how these sectors could be prevented from experiencing such implications in post-Covid-19 economy

Panel Convener: Dr. J. I. Onyema

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Co-convener: Dr. Okafor Okereafia

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Panel 3: Fiscal Discipline issues

  1. i) Optimal Tax Administration and fiscal policy sustainability in post Covid-19 economy
  2. ii) Stabilizing fiscal policy and institutional Quality in post Covid-19 economy

iii) Tracking corruption in public budgeting and fiscal reporting methods in post Covid-19 Nigeria.

The Panel invites scholarly papers from individuals and groups, in particular tax experts, accountants, bankers, economists, legal practioners, public administrators and psychologists that fully examine the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on Nigeria's financial markets; the strength of Nigeria's fiscal discipline and tax administration to curtain the effects of the pandemic; and how a self-reliant and self-sufficient economic foundation could be laid for post-Covid-19 economy. The Panel will also examine how or why the issue of corruption could be tackled before a stable fiscal policy and Institutional quality could be developed in the post-Covid-19 Economy.

Panel Convener: Mr. Olusegun Adetu

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Co-convener: Dr. Orok Bassey

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Panel 4:  Global issues.

  1. I) Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria and Diplomatic challenges in ECOWAS.
  2. ii) Security implications of Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria

iii) Development challenges and Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria

  1. iv) Covid-19 and Nigeria's Export business.

The Panel sets to examine the global implications of Covid-19 on the Nigeria’s export, International politics, trade, security, diplomatic challenges for Nigeria and the ECOWAS; the global developmental issues; and the possibility of a New World Order during and after the pandemic.

The Panel will also take a critical look at the relationship between Covid-19 pandemic and the global political economy; whether the current global trade arrangement will witness a massive or gradual shift and whether every nation is learning any lesson from the pandemic.

In view of these issues, the Panel welcomes papers from economists, business administrators, sociologists, political scientists, political economists, international relations experts, legal practioners, media practioners and columnists, security experts, NGO activists, politicians, policy makers and PhD students to critically examine these burning issues and how Nigeria in particular and the Third World in general, could be protected in the delicate global political economy.

Panel Convener: Dr. Olatunde Julius

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Co-convener: Mr. Wisdom Krokeyi

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Opening Ceremony

  1. Keynote Address -     Lt. General T.Y Buratai    (Chief of Army Staff)
  2. Guest speakers
  3. Senator Mamman Bello Ali - Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts
  4. Honourable Kingsley Chinda - Chairman, House Public Accounts Committee.
  5. Plenary Speakers (Day 1)
  6. Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun -    Vice Chancellor Lagos State University
  7. Mrs. Buky Smith -   Executive Director  -  Business Development First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Day 2

iii.           Professor Gregory Ibe   -  Chancellor Gregory University, Uturu Abia State

  1. Professor Samuel Edoumie Kumo -   Vice Chancellor Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State

 

                        Conference Chairman  

                            Dr. Babangida Aliyu 

                  Former Governor of Niger State

ORGANISATION AND SCHEDULE OF THE CONFERENCE

∙ Call for papers – from 1st April to 25th September 2020
∙ Validation and notification of acceptance – 30th September 2020
Guideline for Abstracts
∙ maximum 300 words in English ONLY.
∙ Abstract proposals must be sent to the e-mail address of the respective panel convenor (Please refer to the list of approved panels) AND to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WORKING LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE
∙ English

Conference Registration

Please visit the Institute's website to fill out the registration form and submit same through the submit button. All intending participants are to register. Registration closes on or before 12 midnight of 30th September, 2020.

Registration fees
Participants with paper or without paper

Fellow: ₦30,000

Member ₦25,000

Non-members: ₦35,000

Foreign participant: $150

Local PhD Student with paper: ₦10.000

Foreign PhD Student with paper: $50

Local registered student with no paper (all levels) ₦5, 000

Foreign registered student with no paper $20

Members of the Conference planning Committee of the Organizing Institution ₦25,000

Participant just attending: Free, (No Conference materials and food)

Payment Mode

  1. Local

Direct payment to

Institute of Economists of Nigeria

First Bank Nig Ltd

Account No 2023024805

  1. International

Payment on arrival in US Dollars ONLY.

Visa Procurement

Participants that will require visa to travel to Nigeria are advised to start the process at least by August 2020.

Participant in this category will need a letter of invitation from the Institute. Such participant is advised to register early and also request for the letter of invitation from the Registrar of the Institute, Dr Afolabi Olutoki  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  Tel No + 234 803 4550 033

 

Arrival and Hotel Reservations

Participants arriving from outside Nigeria and those traveling by local airlines should please provide details of their arrival to Mr Richard Daisi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so that adequate arrangements could be made for their free intra city transportation from the airport to their reserved Hotel accommodation

This facility will be available to only registered participants that arrive between 3 days and 1 day to the Conference. Special consideration could be given to participants with flight circumstance that is beyond personal control. However intending participants are advised to book their flights early.

Hotel Reservations

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+234 806 632 0766

 Available Hotels

LASPOTECH GUEST HOUSE

 LASPOTECH IKORODU CAMPUS

FACILITIES:

  • Single Room
  • Double Room. Ranges from #4000 to #5000
  • Security
  • Garden/Bar
  • Well Secured Car Park
  • Rooms Airconditioned

LAAFABS HOTELS LIMITED NEWERA ESTATE,

NEWERA BUSTOP ITOIKIN ROAD, PAFARA

IKORODOU LAGOS.

 

FACILITIES:

  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Fully Air Conditional Rooms
  • Standby Generator
  • Security Personnel
  • Double standard rooms with Center Table, Reading Table and Chairs, Double Seater Chair @#5000
  • Single Standard Rooms with Single Chair. @#4000
  • 10 Minutes’ drive to Laspotech
  • Well-arranged and secured Car Park
  • No Water Heater In the Bathrooms

 

 PROTEA HOTEL. PLOT 2, ASIIBIFI ROAD, ALAUSA IKEJA

 FACILITIES:

  • Fitness Center
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Themed Dinner
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rooms Options: Double Seat
  • Restaurant on Site
  • 24 hours power supply
  • Adequate Security
  • 20 minutes’ drive from MMA 2
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 15 Minutes from MMA2

REMBRANDT HOTEL.

 175 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO WAY, ALAUSA IKEJA

  • Standard Room: US$74 (Breakfast for one)
  • Suite: US$175 (Breakfast for two)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Hot tube/Jacuzzi
  • Book and pay at the property
  • 4 star Hotel
  • 20 minutes’ Drive From MMA 2

 

For further conference enquiry, please contact

Dr Ola Olateju,

Chairman, Local Organising Committee

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Tel No +234 809 668 8868.