CFA’s Comments: A few days ago, I received this press release from my mentor and father who requested that I should let everyone on my network know about the upcoming business event his foundation is organising for corporate Nigeria.

Press Release: Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation For Economic Empowerment (SOFEE) is set to host the Business Success Conference 2014 with the theme: OPTIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FEDERAL AND STATE BUDGETS.

The objectives of the conference are to review the Federal and State a Budgets with focus on growth opportunity and profitability for Operators in the Nigerian Economy, to discuss how the 2014 budget will affect Governance and Business by a clear understanding of the economic policies and variables that will impact business performance in 2014. Overal, it is expected to equip participants with the knowledge for attaining growth and profitability outcomes in the 2014 Business year.

SOFEE ConferenceThe Coordinating Minister for the Economy is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour, while the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment will deliver the key-note address. Dr Bright Okogu, Director Budget office of the Federation and Pastor Ben Akabueze,Commissioner of Budget and Planning in Lagos State will present lead papers on the theme of the Conference. Dr Doyin Salami of Pan ATLANTIC University and Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Austin Nweze of Lagos Business School, Mr Herbert Wigwe, GMD of Access Bank, and Mr Muda Yesufu, DG of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry will help participants discover opportunities and challenges in the Economic environment and understand how to navigate their ways through in order to achieve SUCCESS in 2014.

According to the Founder and Chairman of the Foundation, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, and Past Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, the Business Success Conference would help participants assess opportunities in Nigeria’s REBASED GDP, the one day conference will hold on Tuesday, 29th April 2014 at the DRV Place, 9 Simeon Akinlolu St, off Oniru Estate Rd, Beside Four Point at Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos starting at 9am to 5pm. Attendance is by registration at or by emailing

I hope to see you at this event that promises to be richly rewarding.