Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is among headline speakers at the ninth Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders Conference which holds on Thursday, 18 August under the theme, “Conversations on Leadership and Poverty Eradication”. It is to be held at MUSON Centre, Lagos
The yearly conference, which is a partnership between the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Addefort Limited will also have in as speakers the Founder and Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu; the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta; Director General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir; Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Mr Kayode Pitan; Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Tejumola Abisoye; Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Hon Cecilia Bolaji Dada; and economist and consultant at the University of Lagos, Dr Oluseye Ajuwon.
Over the years, the conference has served as a bridge-building initiative to interact and proffer solutions to the social, political and economic challenges plaguing the country.
The Chairman of Lagos NIPR, Mrs Comfort Obot Nwankwo said that the theme is timely, and adding that the Institute is committed to setting agenda for stakeholder engagement and lead the discus to reawaken national consciousness.
She said that “eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity; Nigeria is not an exemption. Despite the efforts of governments in the country, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs”.
According to the Conference Coordinator and Lead Consultant, Addefort Limited, Mr Olabamiji Adeleye, participants would include government representatives, Public Relations professionals, economic experts, the United Nations, embassies, corporate organisations, institutions, Non-governmental organisations, Heads of Departments of relevant agencies, and the media.