Pan-Nigerian coalition to honour Osinbajo on his 64th birthday

Pan-Nigerian coalition to honour Osinbajo on his 64th birthday

- A pan-Nigerian coalition is set to honour Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN

- The group is planning a special public lecture in commemoration of the vice president's 64th birthday

- A well-respected economist in the country, Dr Bismarck Rewane, will deliver the lecture which will also be streamed online

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A pan-Nigerian coalition, the Building the Future Forum (BTFF) is set to honour Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with a special public lecture in commemoration of his 64th birthday on Monday, March 8.

Legit.ng gathered that the public lecture will be delivered by respected economist and managing director of Financial Derivatives, Mr Bismarck Rewane.

The event which will be held at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, via zoom and other online platforms is titled: “Building the Future of Nigeria through Enterprise and Innovation.”

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In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, March 7 the BTFF explained that Nigerians in the Diaspora, along with professionals and private sector operators based within the country are collaborating to organize the non-partisan event on the vice president’s 64th birthday.

PAN-NIGERIAN COALITION HONOURS OSINBAJO ON HIS 64th BIRTHDAY TODAY
Friends and admirers of VP Osinbajo are honouring him with a public lecture for his 64th birthday. Photo credit: @ProfOsinbajo
Source: Twitter

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The statement further noted that the event is for the dual purpose of honouring Professor Osinbajo and inspiring the younger generation to realize their role as the primary drivers of national progress through their entrepreneurial and innovative powers.

The statement signed by two of the conveners, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi and US-based Dr Grace Ugochukwu also emphasized the forum’s apolitical stand and its conviction that Nigeria is not irredeemable despite its numerous challenges.

Part of the statement read:

“In an age in which Nigeria comes to terms with the prospect of a post-oil future and the necessity of economic diversification, this lecture addresses the imperatives of enterprise and innovation as the historic mission of one of the most dynamic young populations in the world.

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“It will explore pathways for a new generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and visionaries to realize their potential and in so doing, write a fresh chapter of their nation's progress.”

They also disclosed that with due regard to current rules aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, a limited number of invitations were issued to various establishments and media houses while arrangements have been concluded for Nigerians within and outside the country to join online.

Recall that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, on Wednesday, March 3, conferred on VP Osinbajo, a special award of the ‘Defender of Faith’.

The award was conferred on VP Osinbajo at the 16th Biennial Delegate Conference of the PFN held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu state.

Meanwhile, VP Osinbajo on Monday, March 1 tasked stakeholders in the country to focus on solving problems rather than spending time discussing them.

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He made the comment while inaugurating the Senior Executive Course 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.

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