Sanwo-Olu, Kwankwaso, Kanu, Falana, Others Set for National Mandate Lecture And Awards

By Winnie Kodilonye

Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Ikeja would on Saturday June 18 play host to Nigerians from all walks of life for the inaugural edition of the National Mandate Newspaper Lecture Series and Leadership Awards as part of the celebration marking the newspaper third anniversary.

With the theme as “Burden of Nigeria’s Leadership and Economic Template”, the event promises to be purposeful and in sync with the exigency to right the wrongs of the country.

Several prominent Nigerians are expected to grace the occasion which is to be chaired by Dr. Iyke Kanu, Chairman of Icecos Energy Holdings while the keynote address will be delivered by two eminent Nigerians; the erudite legal practitioner, Mr. Femi Falana and delectable Engr. Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Funmi Ayinke Nigeria Limited.

His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the hardworking executive governor of Lagos State is expected to illuminate the occasion with his role as Chief Host of the event, while His Excellency, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State and frontline 2023 presidential aspirant is the Special Guest of Honour alongside the speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

The programme will commence at 4pm prompt. Undoubtedly, excitement is in the air as observers agree that the event is coming at a critical time when the country is at the point of electing new political leaders.

During the event, several Nigerians who have contributed immensely to the socio-moral and economic landscape of the nation would be honoured with different categories of leadership awards. They include Harry Samuel, the co-founder/CEO of Beligetto Holdings Group of National and International companies, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, General Overseer, Rhema Deliverance Ministries.

Others are Mr. Oritsetinmeyin Igbene, CEO, Liberty Assured Plc., Prophet Victor Oziegbe
General Overseer, Word of Prayer Bible Church, Dr. Felix Eiremikhae, MD/CEO, Oracle Experience Limited and one of his most reliable staff, Mr. Paul Osondu, Head, Operations, Oracle Experience Limited and the Chairman of SONA Group of Industries, Mr. A. K. Mirchandani.

Front line real estate mogul, Oba Adetola Olaniyi Olaonipekun Emmanuelking, Group Managing Director, Adron Homes and Properties will also be honoured too and not forgetting Entertainment impresario, Chief Elizabeth Mojekwu, DCP Fayoade Adegoke, Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of SCID, Don Majjak Dawa Sule, CEO, AMG Groups and grassroots political heavyweights, Hon. Benjamin Olabinjo and Aarabirin Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji, National Coordinator, Yoruba Council of Women Worldwide, among others.

According to the host and publisher of National Mandate Newspaper, Mr. Dave Agwazim, National Mandate Lecture Series and Leadership Awards was designed to create a solid platform for engagements on topic salient issues of national importance and reward for leadership excellence.

Agwazim further stated that every arrangement has been made for a top notch event that will create a national reawakening especially as we gear towards the next general election and that the response and acceptance has been massive. He used the medium of the press briefing to appreciate sponsors and supporters alike.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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