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Liberian President, Weah, to Speak at 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

“This year, the Bola Tinubu Colloquium will focus on peace-building and national cohesion as a tool for growth and prosperity in Nigeria.”

Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik; President George Weah of Liberia; and Mohamed Yayha of the United Nations Development Programme, are some of the confirmed speakers to take the stage at the 12th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium taking place virtually on Monday, 29th March 2021.

A statement on Friday by the organising committee said that the event taking place virtually on Monday, 29 March 2021 was to celebrate the birthday of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was a former Lagos State Governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This year, the Bola Tinubu Colloquium will focus on peace-building and national cohesion as a tool for growth and prosperity in Nigeria.

“The theme interrogates these issues in the light of contemporary incidents and commentaries in the public space with ethnic and religious dimensions,” the statement read in part.

Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association and Co-Director of Economics for Inclusive Prosperity.

The professor will deliver the keynote address titled: “Where Can Growth Go? The Social Conflict Push.”

He will speak along the line of his thoughts as promoted in his work, “Where did all the Growth Go? External Shocks, Social Conflict, and Growth Collapses.”

His Excellency, Dr George Weah, will also be speaking on the tenuous nature of rebuilding a country after brutal civil wars, emphasising the importance of national reconciliation, trust-building for the forging of national cohesion and unity well as bringing a country back from the brink.

It is worthwhile to note that the Bola Tinubu Colloquium is a unique event for sharing knowledge, experiences, and information around socio-economic issues and addressing Nigeria’s common governance challenges.

The Colloquium is convened every year with a theme relevant to Nigeria’s issues at the time and focused on her socio-economic pulse.

For the last 12 years, the Colloquium has played a crucial role in strengthening rational decision-making within Nigeria’s political and social spheres.

The event kicks off at 12 Noon, and everyone can register at www.bit.ly/BolaTinubuColloquium.
All inquiries can be directed to the secretariat via email at secretariat@bolatinubucolloquium.org or info@bolatinubucolloquium.org. Or 0808164967981 or 08098943860.

Heritage Times Nigeria 

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