The Board and Management of Benthel Multimedia Ltd, publishers of UNITY TIMES, has announced the former Nigeria Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as Keynote Speaker at the 2017 UNITY TIMES Annual Lecture Series.
The event holds on Tuesday, October 31.
A statement by the Company Chief Executive Officer, Uchechukwu Okoroafor, in Abuja, disclosed that the choice of the former Vice President was after due deliberation and consultation among the Board, management and Partners of the organization.
He further noted that “the annual lecture is timely as it will provides the platform to discuss topical issues that affect the unity and strength of Nigeria, the importance of diversity in nation building and growth.”
Topics for the Annual Lectures are mostly offshoots of issues bothering on national unity as it is currently faced by the county.
Lecturers and panelists are selected after due consultations by the Unity Times Editorial Board & Management.
The Lecture with the Theme: “The Role of Ethnic Diversity in Nation Building”, is first in a yearly Colloquium organised by the Media House.
It is expected to draw participants from the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The participants are expected to be selected from different ethnic, political, social, and religious organizations in the country.
Unity Times 2017 Annual Lecture series will hold at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 10am.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is prominent among Nigerian leaders agitating for true federalism and the rule of law in the country.
The for Vice President is known to have been in the forefront of the ongoing call for restructuring of Nigeria to deal with perceived injustice across Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities.