Nigeria’s first capital market prof Uchenna Uwaleke to take GOCOP 2023 conference keynote speech

Professor Uchenna Uwaleke

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced that the first Nigerian professor of capital market Prof. Uchenna Uwaleke will deliver the keynote address at its 2023 annual conference.

Chairman of the GOCOP seventh conference planning committee and deputy president Danlami Nmodu said that Uwaleke, who is currently the special adviser to the chairman of Senate Committee on Capital Market, will be giving a keynote on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Abuja Continental Hotel (Old Sheraton Hotel).

A press statement from GOCOP’s publicity secretary, Remmy Nweke, quoted Danlami as saying that Uwaleke would dwell on the theme: “Nigeria: Roadmap for Socio-Economic Recovery and Sustainability” while it would be chaired by registrar and chief executive officer, Join Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

Danlami also said that the choice of the topic 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.


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Nweke noted that Uwaleke is a professor of finance and capital market at Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

Uwaleke was until recently the finance commissioner in Imo State under the governorship of Emeka Ihedioha.

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

While in 2021, he said, Boss Mustapha, the then-Secretary to the Government of the Federation, keynoted the conference in his capacity as chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on “Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery and Reconstruction in Nigeria.”