Minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed alongside former governors of Ogun and Anambra, Gbenga Daniel and Peter Obi respectively, among others will gather on Tuesday at the fourth annual lecture of Freedom Online to discuss the future of Nigeria.
The deliberation, which will be held on Tuesday at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos will focus on “ensuring that Nigeria takes its rightful place in the comity of nations”.
Former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, will chair the session, while the keynote speaker will be Daniel, a statement by the paper’s managing director/editor-in-chief Gabriel Akinadewo said.
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.”