Awolowo's legacy and the Nigerian youth lecture Begins

THE Obafemi Awolowo Foundation Dialogue, in collaboration with the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, will hold a Centennial lecture to celebrate the sage, today and tomorrow. The lecture on the theme “The Awolowo Legacy and the Youth,” will be held at the Oduduwa Hall of the university.

A release by the committee stated that the Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Michael Faborode, would be the chairman on the occasion while the keynote addresses would be delivered by Chief Anthony Enahoro on the topic: “The making of a Legacy”. Dr. Wale Adebanwi would speak on “The Future of the Legacy: Challenges and Prospects.”

Other activities slated for the event include Governors’ Roundtable ‘Sustaining the legacy’, to be chaired by Professor Bolaji Akinyemi. The second plenary session on the theme “Strength from the Past” would be chaired by General Alani Akinrinade.

Expected to lead the discourse at the second session are Professor David Oke, Professor Sam Aluko, Professor Femi Mimiko and Professor W. Alade Fawole.

The speaker at the luncheon which holds between 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. is Chief Pere Ajunwa, while the dinner and award ceremony begins at 7.00 p.m.

Activities on the second day will be chaired by Professor A. A. B. Agbaje. The theme of the lecture for the day is “The Future of the Awo Legacy” and the speakers are Professor Kayode Soremekun, Ambassador Isaac Aluko-Olokun, Professor Ademola Popoola and Professor Sola Akinrinade.

The speaker at the luncheon is Mr. Ituah Ighodalo and the final plenary theme is “Towards a Brighter Tomorrow” — Youth Forum. It will be chaired and moderated by Dr. Lateef Durosinmi, while the speakers are the Students Union presidents of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Ibadan, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Adekunle Ajasin University and University of Ado-Ekiti.

Music will be supplied by Yinka Davies in the evening to round off the two-day activities.

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