The Starlite Newspapers Lecture Series to proffer solutions to Enugu state economic challenges

By AdvocateNews on 06/09/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 446

Mr. Harrison Ogara (JP) Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, The Starlite Newspapers
Mr. Harrison Ogara (JP) Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, The Starlite Newspapers

The need to dissect the current economic challenges of Enugu state and come up with realistic strategies of diversifying the economy of the state in order to bolster the self-sustainability programmes of the state, is the main thrust of this edition of The Starlite Newspapers Annual Awards and Lecture Series coming up on the 11th of September 2021.

The event, which is the brainchild of a leading Newspaper in the South East of Nigeria, The Starlite Newspapers based in Enugu state, was conceptualized to serve as a reward mechanism for leading political and private sector players.

Coming at a period of global economic recessions, which has been felt across all the states of the federation,  occasioned by the aftereffect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to find better ways of weaning Enugu state and indeed other states, from the federation account, the organizers of The Starlite Awards and Lecture Series are of the belief that ideas that’ll be delivered at this forum will go a long way in defining clear paths for economic recovery for the state.

The Publisher and Editor-in-chief of The Starlite Newspapers, Mr. Harrison Ogara, who made the assertion recently in an interaction with select media in Enugu, described the event as “a conflagration of ideas that will move the state to unprecedented levels”.

He explained that this year’s event, which is the second for the publication, “is meant to go beyond the normal handing over of plaques, but academic and scholarly exhortation that’ll make a deep impact on the political class that’ll grace the event”.

His words: “We decided to use this edition to make a statement that will be imbibed by the political class; a statement that will be used as template for Enugu State and other states on how to change the narrative of economic growth that goes beyond sharing monthly allocations in Abuja”.

Based on the fact that the event will be graced by the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willy Obiano and Governor of Kogi State Dr. Yahaya Bello, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and a host of other leaders and captains of industry, The Starlite Awards and Lecture Series will have in audience, those that’ll play key roles in this quest for a paradigm shift in economic growth.

According to Chief Ogara, “to ensure that the message is adequately passed, some of the best heads in the academia and technocrats have been assembled to do justice to the event with the theme: Economic Diversification and Self-Sustainability options for Enugu State”.

To that end the Lecture Series will be anchored by the erudite Professor of Political Science and expert in Public Administration and Local Government administration, Tony Onyishi of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

A former economic adviser to the President and an economic expert, Prof. Osita Ogbu will also serve as the Chairman of the event with the mandate to steer the discussion along the path of the event's theme. 

This epoch-making event, which will be held at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, will serve as an avenue to recognize and reward individuals, brands, companies and government agencies for their leadership roles in the private and public sectors.

This year’s event is in collaboration with Lagos-based Events and Publicity Management outfit Private Media Mart Limited.

Posted 06/09/2021 08:42:04 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
APC may face challenges after Buhari’s exit in...

Plane search: Buhari, Atiku at each other’s throats...

Suspend 2023 general elections, 1999 Constitution – Yoruba...

APC has failed, PDP will return to power...

Bianca’s siblings attack Ojukwu’s sons over senatorial ambition...

Heavy gun battle as Boko Haram moves to...

NLC, MAN, others reject electricity tariff hike

Gunmen kill 9 in early morning attack in...

Senate condemns fatal shootings by security agents in...

Yoruba nation agitators defy FG, open Idiroko border,...

APC suspends Chairman for ‘insulting’ Buhari

INSECURITY: Why State Police won’t work in Nigeria...


Latest News Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states Senator Anyanwu emerges South East PDP Consensus candidate for Secretary Policemen allegedly used PoS to extort N25,000, assault passengers We've no business with you, don’t drag us into your Anambra election – IPOB warns INEC NAF denies paying N20m to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane APC Congress: Three factional chairmen emerge in Akwa Ibom Former US President Bill Clinton released from hospital after treatment for infection Man, 25, kills 50-year-old rival he caught in lover’s room Police detain four officers over viral extortion video ‘We begged women to urinate for us to drink to stay alive’ FIRS to spend N2.8bn on uniforms, N550m on meals I’ll chew you raw if you talk against Oyedepo where I am – Pastor Ibiyeomie


Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (187,341 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (187,327 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (187,325 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (187,325 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (187,325 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (187,325 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (187,324 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (187,196 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (183,087 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (182,495 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (146,487 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (144,846 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.