Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II is expected to be one of the top economists that would speak at an Islamic finance conference organized by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF) at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
The Director of the institute, Binta Tijjani Jibril, who briefed newsmen ahead of the confab said it was designed to raise awareness on the contributions that Islamic finance system can make in addressing the economic problems being experienced in the country.
She said the conference, which would take place today January 19, would draw participants from within Nigeria as well as other countries such as the United States, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Indonesia and Egypt among others.
She explained that Sanusi was expected to deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Islamic Banking and Finance, Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development”, adding that Islamic Finance is not about religion but about the overall benefit of the country.
“Recently, when the mayor of London came to Nigeria, he advised the government to embrace Islamic finance because of its benefits. As a matter of fact, Britain is competing with Malaysia to be the hub of Islamic finance in the world because they see it as good business not a religious issue,” Binta said.
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