The promotion of the Nigerian entrepreneurship spirit and a spotlight of the Federal Government’s efforts to ensure the ease of doing business in Nigeria will be the focus of the 9th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium billed to take place on 28th March 2017, at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Hadiza Abudulazeez Olorunpomi on behalf of the Organising Committee.
The statement adds that the theme of this year’s event is “Make It In Nigeria: Make What We Use, Use What We Make.” It further adds that the theme was inspired by the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to make Nigeria the manufacturing hub of Africa.
The idea of holding a colloquium yearly in honour of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was first conceived in 1999 by close friends and associates of Asiwaju, who thought it important that the rich debates and intellectual discussions with Asiwaju be translated to a platform which would expand the conversations and lead to tangible outcomes.
This year, policy makers, innovators, IT professionals, fashion designers and musicians will be speaking at the event. They include the Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Honourable Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Honourable Minister for Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah; CEO of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma; Co-Founder of Wilson’s Juice Company, Seun Abolaji; CEO at Chocolate City, Jude Abaga; and the founder of an agric-tech value chain company, Nasir Yammama.
“The 9th Bola Tinubu Colloquium promises to be both informative and inspirational. As our country makes giant strides towards self-sustainability, we must recognise the many people and organisations doing their best to give Nigeria the best image possible,” the statement ends.