Minister of Public Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, will ship the keynote speech on the 2023 elections on Thursday throughout a democracy lecture organized by TheNiche, a web based information platform.
The 2022 version of TheNiche Annual Lecture is scheduled to happen on the Agip Recital Corridor of the Musical Society of Nigeria Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
This was disclosed in a press release made out there to The PUNCH on Sunday.
Fashola, former governor of Lagos State, will converse on the subject of ‘2023 elections and the way forward for democracy in Nigeria’, whereas Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, former politician of the First Republic, human rights activist, former liaison officer of the late President Shehu Shagari and founding member of the Arewa Consultative Discussion board will chair the occasion.
Many outstanding political and enterprise leaders, together with former Secretary of the Authorities of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in addition to main presidential candidates within the 2023 elections are anticipated to take the chance revere.
An announcement from Ikechukwu Amaechi, basic supervisor/editor-in-chief of TheNiche, mentioned this yr’s lecture, which is precisely two weeks from the flag of the campaigns for the 2023 elections have been timed to lift consciousness amongst Nigerians in regards to the points that ought to inform the management recruitment train subsequent yr.
Amaechi, who mentioned that the “selection of each the speaker and the chairman was the results of shut deliberation”, additionally added, “along with the 2 democracy giants examined, a panel of 5 discussants drawn from academia, media, civil society, the political class and INEC will interrogate Fashola’s lecture in actual time.”
The panelists embrace Prof. Victor Chukwuma, Fellow, Astronomical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Physics , and Mr Martins Oloja, Normal Supervisor and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian newspaper.
Others are Dr Dakuku Peterside, former Director Normal NIMASA;Ms Ene Obi, ActionAid Nigeria Nation Director, Convener Scenario Room, and Mr Festus Okoye, INEC Nationwide Commissioner and Chair, Info and Voter Training Committee.
Discussions will likely be moderated, Mr. Anthony Kila, Senior Lecturer and public speaker, Je an Monnet Professor of Technique and Improvement, Director of the Heart for Worldwide Superior and Skilled Research.