.To examine new world order

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among other dignatries are expected to grace the annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium scheduled to hold in Lagos next week Tuesday.

The annual event, 13th in the series, billed to take place on March 29, 2022, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, is set to examine emerging global development issues and the importance of good governance for Nigeria to be an influential and respected member of the international community.

Chairman of the Media and Publicity sub-committee, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, who announced this on Friday, said the event will be presided over by President Buhari as Chairman, Governor, Sanwo-Olu as the chief host.

Omotoso, added that Prof.Olufemi Bamiro, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, the keynote speaker, is expected to engage the central theme, ‘Pivoting Nigeria into the new world order: Imperatives of Good Governance.”

According to him, the colloquium will also feature a panel session where some of Nigeria’s leading technology entrepreneurs will discuss “Technology, Entrepreneurship and the future of work”.

The panel discussion to be moderated by Tomilayo Akanni-Aluko will have Bosun Tijani, Chief Executive Officer of Co-Creation Hub, as the Lead Discussant. Other panelists include: Samson Ogbole, Managing Director, Soiless Farms, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Group Chief Executive, Life Bank, Kikelomo Fola-Ogunniya, Co-founder, Jand2Gidi and Lot Madaki, Chief Executive Officer, Madaki Shoes.

Speaking on the theme of the colloquium and the planning, Omotoso noted that Tinubu, the man in whose honour the annual event is being organised, is an extraordinary statesman who has committed himself to making Nigeria one of the most prosperous nations.

Omotoso stated; “The theme speaks to the person and values of Asiwaju Tinubu. To celebrate his 70th birthday, this year’s colloquium theme is most appropriate.

“We are talking about an outstanding public servant, who is an advocate of good governance in Nigeria and Africa.

“He demonstrated this as Governor of Lagos in eight years where he laid the solid foundation for the progress and prosperity of Lagos State that we all talk about today.”

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