Keyamo, Ohuabunwa, Babaeko to grace YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine’s 10th anniversary lecture

Festus Keyamo

Minister of state for labour and employment Festus Keyamo will on Saturday, June 19, 2021, grace YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine’s 10th-anniversary lecture as the special guest of honour.

Former MD/chairman of Pfizer/Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Sam Ohuabunwa will be the chairman of the day at the virtual event while MD/CEO of X3M Ideas, one of Nigeria’s leading advertising agencies, Steve Babaeko, will be the guest speaker.

Mr Babaeko will speak on the topic ‘Running a successful business in Nigeria – My experience’.

The event, which will be anchored by ace comedian and compere Gbenga Adeyinka, will also see Udeme Ufot of SO&U Advertising; Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly Church; special adviser to the president on media & publicity, Femi Adesina; Bisi Olatilo of Biscon TV; Musician, Lady Onyeka Onwenu; and respected broadcaster Femi Sowoolu giving brief remarks.

According to the publisher/editor-in-chief, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, this year’s event means a lot to him and his team.

He said, “The reason being that when we embarked on the journey 10 years ago, it was with so much trepidation and uncertainty. But see how far the Almighty God has brought us. Indeed, we are very, very grateful to Him.

“Our plan was to have a big party on our 10th anniversary, but because of COVID-19, which we are yet to totally tame, we have decided to go virtual.

“We are grateful to all our staffers and supporters, readers and advertisers. Same with all our previous speakers and chairmen like Mr. Biodun Shobanjo, Mr. Udeme Ufot, Sir Steve Omojafor, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, Mrs. Nike Akande, Prof. Pat Utomi, Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, etc.

“Above all, we are grateful to God for bringing us this far in an industry with a high mortality rate. Our staffers, both those that have moved on and those still with us, are all appreciated.”