The Freedom Online, one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing online newspapers, will hold its fifth year lecture on Tuesday July 18, 2023 in Lagos.
Penpushing reports that Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Gabriel Akinadewo,made this known in a statement adding that all invited guests have confirmed attendance, which include former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Gbenga Daniel as the Chairman, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State as the Special Guest Speaker while Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State is the Special Keynote Speaker.
The statement added that theme of the lecture is ‘2023 – 2027: Nigerians, elected leaders and expectations’,adding that former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, is the Special Guest of Honour, while also expected are former Police Affairs Minister, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade (rtd); former Managing Director of Daily Times, Chief Tola Adeniyi and others.
Penpushing further reports that Akinadewo said the venue of the events is Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, adding that President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr. Eze Anaba, and President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), Maureen Chigbo, are Chief Hosts.
The statement explained that the lecture is an annual event that brings together captains of industry, media chiefs, politicians and professionals to reflect on national issues and propose objective course of action.
“We have always been forthright on matters of Nigeria’s progress and future.Since the first edition of our annual lecture, we have been inspired by the commitment of our guests and Nigerians in the quest for a better country through advocacy. We believe this time around, the same zeal will be deployed to ensuring that Nigeria takes its rightful place in the comity of nations”,Akinadewo said
“Since the ‘change of guard’ at the federal level and in some states on May 29, Nigerians have been yearning for a positive change. Various speakers will use the platform to ventilate their plans for the people, from federal to state and council levels”, he added
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