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President Muhammadu Buhari will chair the 12th edition of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, the organisers have said.

The virtual event with the theme “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosperity”, holds on Monday, March 29, 2021.

The keynote address titled: “Where Can Growth Go? The Social Conflict Push” will be presented by Prof Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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“The Bola Tinubu Colloquium is a unique event for sharing knowledge, experiences, and information around socio-economic issues and addressing the common governance challenges confronting Nigeria,” the organisers said in a statement.

“For the last 12 years, the Colloquium has played a crucial role in strengthening rational decision-making within Nigeria’s political and social spheres.

“The Colloquium is convened every year with a theme relevant to Nigeria’s issues at the time and focused on her socio-economic pulse,” it added.

This year, the colloquium will focus on peace-building and national cohesion as a tool for growth and prosperity in Nigeria.

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The theme will interrogate this issue in the light of contemporary incidents and commentaries in the public space with ethnic and religious dimensions.

The statement added: “Our objective is to explore the implications of violent conflicts and innovative strategies for sustaining peace in a heterogeneous society with multi-ethnic groups, such as Nigeria.

“It will bring together policymakers, mediators, thought-leaders, security experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, members of civil society organisations, people affected by conflicts, and all the stakeholders who play critical roles in nation-building.”

The organisers invited the public to attend by registering online at http://bit.ly/BolaTinubuColloquium.


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