Former diplomat, Christopher Kolade, will on October 15 chair TheNiche Newspaper second annual lecture in Lagos.
The lecture is billed to hold at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos at 10 am.
Professor Anya Anya will deliver the lecture.
Anya, former chief executive of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and scholar of international repute, will speak on ‘Business and Accountable Governance: The Obligation of Leadership’.
A statement issued on Thursday by TheNiche Executive Editor, Oguwike Nwachuku, said: “Kolade’s analytical mind will gel with Anya’s erudition to create an environment for a healthy debate by professionals who are also scholars, experts, and stakeholders in the Nigerian Project.”
TheNiche started the series last year, which also marked the fourth anniversary of the newspaper.
Last year’s lecture was delivered by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections; and chaired by Professor Remi Sonaiya, presidential candidate of KOWA party in 2015.
Mr Nwachuku said the lecture would be witnessed by state governors, traditional rulers, public servants, captains of industry, the media, and civil society organisations.
“At the event, TheNiche will also recognise some individuals and corporate bodies who have shown commitment to industry, good governance, and accountability in their activities that are in public interest,” he said.