On 30th of May 2016 in Owerri Nigeria, a civic gathering that will feature technocrats, educationist, captains of industries, civil society leaders , opinion molders and the general society in a discussion that will elaborate on the need for inculcating self-sustaining ability, positivism in our daily activities as ways of strengthening Nigeria’s future will be taking place.
The pivotal South Eastern States of Imo and Anambra
turned 40 in February this year and thus presents an ample opportunity for this commemorative lecture in Imo which reflects on what the future holds for Nigeria as a united nation regardless of its regional tensions, like Boko Haram in the North east, Niger -delta militancy in the south-south and Biafra agitations in the south east.
Olisa Agbakogba (SAN), Chief Dele Momodu, Senator
Shehu Sani, Prof. Pat Utomi and Dr.Chris Asoluka are expected as the major resource persons to present papers on the confab being put together by Nigerian Eye Newspaper, Leadership Development Foundation for Civic Literacy, GCFN Consult and Society for Advancing literacy and social rights.
The lecture on the theme: Analysing the future of south
east socio-political persuasion in todays Nigeria; the way forward, with Sub topics created from the above theme, expected to be handled by these renowned Nigerians selected from the major tribes of the nation in other to entertain diverse opinion from communities and opinion leaders in and outside of the south eastern region in a bid to obtain a rational, harmonic and nationalistic report from the discussion
The 2015 elections that brought a change in government,
increased the positive surge in political consciousness of usually non-partisan youths and adult and must be effectively taken advantage of in propagating civic education in the populace and this year’s lecture presents an ample opportunity for soul search and reflections on the issues limiting the south east socio- political development and stratagems to conquer salutation of mediocrity in the zone.
The south east was chosen for discussion because of
the occasional volatile demonstration and agitation for a sovereign state that has led to the loss of precious lives and huge economic losses and the organisers intend to use the outcome of this lecture and discussion to analyze the situation, educate and inform its people especially the youth on the right direction to take as more demonstrations are expected in the near future.
50 youths selected from tertiary institutions in the five
south eastern states will be present to state their various positions on the present situation and sentiments that shape their views for or against it as our discussants will brainstorm and offer guidelines on how to surmount challenges that arises from such situations.
The team of organizers putting the event together is
counting on participation of individuals in their chosen professions with indelible records, who are also recognized voices with deep intellectual capacity and record that commands inter- tribal followership of Nigerians as a pedestal to help drive the point home.
This event will peak with honoring of exceptional
individuals and brands that have contributed in the Socio-cultural and economic advancement of South east in the past 4 decades regardless of the tribal loyalty, religious or political affiliation of the individuals.
A press launch will be held in Imo Press Center on the 22nd of April to expose more info on this event billed for 30th of May in Rockview Hotel Imo State.
Nigerian eye newspaper and its civil society partners
confirms that the State Government of Imo is aware of the positive development regarding the public lecture and has assured of their support to ensure its a success.