Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, is anticipated to be joined by a stellar lineup of audio system as he chairs this 12 months’s Ripples Nigeria Dialogue with the theme, ‘Rebuilding Belief in a Divided Nigeria: Advancing the Dialog’.
The dialogue is collectively organised by Ripples Nigeria and its non-profit sister organisation, Ripples Centre for Information and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ).
Different anticipated audio system on the occasion are Afenifere Chief, Pa Ayo Adebanjo; Northern Elders Discussion board spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed; former Home of Representatives member, Hon. Uche Onyeagocha; and former NHIS boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf.
The occasion, which is slated for Wednesday, August 25 by 10am at Sheraton Resort, Ikeja, Lagos, shall be moderated by former Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati, who additionally chairs the Board of Ripples Centre for Information and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ).
Attendance on the occasion is free however would require obligatory registration. The occasion shall be each digital and in-person, creating alternative for as many individuals as doable to attend. COVID-19 protocols shall be strictly adhered to.
The distinguished audio system, representing the completely different sections of the nation, would have the chance to suggest their reasoned options to the Nigeria query even because the nation grapples with agitations for self-determination, widespread insecurity and rising ethnic stress and clashes — challenges that threaten its very existence.
As main voices within the nation, they are going to be anticipated to share helpful insights into how Nigeria can bridge the divides alongside ethnic, non secular, and political strains, and create a wholesome local weather for peaceable and respectful coexistence. They may also be anticipated to reply the now frequent query “Is Nigeria’s unity sustainable?”
On the inaugural dialogue in 2018 held in Lagos, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, led different revered personalities together with former Anambra Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, to share their thought of opinions on the Nigeria query and the longer term prospects of the nation, producing impassioned reactions throughout the nation.
The theme was “Rebuilding Belief in a Divided Nigeria”