Reports say that President Muhammadu Buhari would chair this year’s Bola Tinubu Colloquium.
The colloquium, which is in its 13th edition, will take place, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Organisers of the event have announced that this year’s edition would examine emerging global development issues and the importance of good governance for Nigeria to be an influential and respected member of the international community.
A press statement signed by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub-committee, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, states that the colloquium will also feature a panel session where some of Nigeria’s leading technology entrepreneurs will discuss, ‘Technology, Entrepreneurship and the future of Work’.
Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, the keynote speaker, is expected to engage the central theme, ‘Pivoting Nigeria into the new world order: Imperatives of Good Governance’
The panel discussion to be moderated by Tomilayo Akanni-Aluko will have Bosun Tijani, Chief Executive Officer of Co-Creation Hub, as the Lead Discussant. Other panelists include Samson Ogbole, Managing Director, Soilless Farms, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Group Chief Executive, Life Bank, Kikelomo Fola-Ogunniya, Co-founder, Jand2Gidi and Lot Madaki, Chief Executive Officer, Madaki Shoes.
Speaking on the theme of the colloquium and the planning, Mr. Omotoso noted that the man in whose honour the annual event is being organized, is an extraordinary statesman who has committed himself to make Nigeria one of the most prosperous nations.
“The theme speaks to the person and values of Asiwaju Tinubu. To celebrate his 70th birthday, this year’s colloquium theme is most appropriate. We are talking about an outstanding public servant, who is an advocate of good governance in Nigeria and Africa. He demonstrated this as Governor of Lagos in 8years where he laid the solid foundation for the progress and prosperity of Lagos State that we all talk about today,” he said.