Former Nigerian Minister of Solid Minerals and Minister of Education, now Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) Obiageli Ezekwesili, is billed to lead conversation on good governance, in commemoration of Nobel Laurate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s 85th Birthday.
According to a press release signed by Coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Motunrayo Alaka the Co-Founder of #BringBackOurGirls Movement, will give the keynote address on the theme, ‘Rethinking credible elections, accountable democracy and good governance in Nigeria’,
The event will be the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series which has become a yearly event.
At the event slated for July, Ezekwesili, will be speaking along with others chosen from relevant sectors on the theme.
The panel will among other discourse delve on urgent need to reconsider Nigeria’s election process in view of its complexities, how to make sure that governance becomes accountable and propound ways to make the people emerge as the greatest beneficiaries of democracy in Nigeria.
The critical role of the media in the mix according to the release would also be considered.
The release reads partly: “The meeting is strategic as it hopes to set the tone for the new executive government sworn in on May 29th and the parliament as it resumes with its new leadership on July 2nd.
“The Centre organises the lecture to raise debate on critical issues affecting Nigeria. The event has since 2009 held on 13 July, to commemorate the birthday of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature and Grand Patron of the WSCIJ, Wole Soyinka,” the statement added.