Nigerianpost Newspaper Holds Its Annual Lecture, Awards On Thursday in Kogi

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From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja

The annual Nigerian Post Public lecture and Impact Series/Award programme has been slated to take place on Thursday, August 24th, 2023 at the Federal University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus, Lokoja.

In a press statement signed by the Publisher, Comrade Mike Abu and made available for Journalists in Lokoja said the event is part of activities to mark the anniversary of the creation of Kogi State.

The public lecture and award would be under the Distinguished Chairmanship of Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isa Kutepa, Chairman/CEO Waltersmith Petroman, while Alhaji Suleiman Baba Ali, one time Commissioner For Health Kogi State would serve as Co-Chairman at the occasion.

According to the statement, the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello would be the Special Guest of Honour while His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isah Koto, Ohimegye Igu Kotonkarfe is expected as the Royal Father of the occasion.

The theme for this year’s program is “Kogi @ 32: Sustaining Unity, Peace of The Confluence, This House Must Not Fall”, would be delivered by the Vice Chancellor Federal University Lokoja, Prof. Akinwunmi Olayemi.

The choice of the topic is informed by the need to contribute to the political development, engender peace and cohesion of a heterogeneous Confluence State.

This year’s event is dedicated to finding workable solutions to the challenges associated with forthcoming election, National Security, Peace and Stability of the State.

The event “is also organised to honour key political actors, players in the private sector, individuals and heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) among others, who have proven their worth in specific areas of governance and human endeavours.”

The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon Kingsley Fanwo and the Chairman of NUJ, Comr. Adeiza Momohjimoh would be the Chief Host of the 2023 Nigerianpost lecture and award series.

Some of those listed for the awards at the event are Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state who is nominated as Nigerianpost Man of the Year.

The Kogi State Accountant General, Alhaji Jibrin Momoh, would be honored for his positive impact that culminated into the transparency rating the administration of Gov Yahaya Bello has earned over the years.

The Vice Chancellor’s of Federal University Lokoja and Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba, would also be honoured for their outstanding performances in quality learning and infrastructure development in the State.

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