Lai Mohammed, Peter Obi, others for Freedom Online 4th annual lecture

Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed will on March 22 be the guest speaker as Freedom Online hosts its fourth annual lecture.

Former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, will chair the session, while the keynote speaker will be former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, a statement by the paper’s managing director/editor-in-chief Gabriel Akinadewo said.

The lecture will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, is the special guest speaker while former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, is the special guest of honour.

Other guests to grace the occasion include former police affairs minister, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade (rtd); immediate past director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside; Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams; and Prof. Akin Onigbinde.

The statement by Akinadewo said 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.”