In celebration of his 70th birthday, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will today, March 29, hold a colloquium.
NewsBreak reports that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium, which is its 13th edition, holds at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking on the theme of the colloquium, the chairman of the Media and Publicity sub-committee, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso noted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the man in whose honour the annual event is being organised, is an extraordinary statesman who has committed himself to make Nigeria one of the most prosperous nations.
He said: “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 (Tinubu) 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.”
#BATColloquium13: All You Need To Know About The 13th Bola Tinubu Colloquium
1. A debate on emerging global development issues and the importance of good governance for Nigeria.
The colloquium, which is in its 13th edition, will have top scholars debate on the emerging global development issues with particular reference to the Nigerian political system.
According to the organisers, President Muhammadu Buhari will chair the event that is being hosted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
2. A central theme on “Pivoting Nigeria into the new world order: Imperatives of Good Governance.”
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Olufemi Bamiro, is the keynote speaker.
3. A panel Session where some of Nigeria’s leading technology entrepreneurs would 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 panellists include Samson Ogbole, Managing Director, Soilless Farms, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Group Chief Executive, Life Bank, Kikelomo Fola-Ogunniya, Co-founder, Jand2Gidi and Lot Madaki, Chief Executive Officer, Madaki Shoes.
This year’s edition will be chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, which is expected to be another avenue for the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Tinubu and his supporters, to make a case for his 2023 presidential ambition.
Tinubu, who announced his intention to succeed Buhari in 2023, has been touring some states and holding consultations with political stakeholders as well as traditional rulers.