Bola Ige memorial symposium holds Dec 21
By Robert Egbe On Dec 17, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari is the guest of honour for the 20th edition of the Bola Ige memorial symposium which holds on December 21 in Lagos, the organisers have said.
Awa Bamiji, President of the Bola Ige Centre for Justice, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will deliver the keynote address,
The symposium titled: “Two decades of injustice: what are the implications on Nigerian democracy?” will be delivered by Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, and a former Minister for Power and Steel Development, Dr Olu Agunloye.
The event will hold at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, under the chairmanship of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Director-General, Buba Marwa, with Akin Olujinmi, SAN, as co-chairman. The Chief Host is Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Other guests of honour include Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker, Federal House of Representatives; Femi Gbajabiamila; Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
Bamiji said: “The Principal hosts are Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader, All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande and Mudashiru Obasa, the Hon. Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly while the Hosts are Mr. Muyiwa Ige and Mrs Funso Adegbola (Nee Ige).
“Chief Michael Koleoso and Hon (Justice) Badejoko Adeniji (Rtd), former Secretary to Oyo State Government and the immediate past Chief Judge of Oyo State are father and mother of the day.
Since drug abuse is the root of every crime in our society, the event will be used to kick off the advocacy against drug abuse by the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and it will equally be used to bring to an end the three-month triple celebration of Yoruba National Day, Yoruba Youths @ 20 and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu @ 69.
“Some Prominent Nigerians including the Guest Speaker, Dr Olu Agunloye and the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, among others, will be bestowed Odu’a Ori Olokun Awards same day by the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths.”