THE CITIZEN holds maiden annual lecture, top dignitaries to grace occasion

By The Citizen

THE CITIZEN Newspaper's Board of Editors announces its maiden annual lecture which holds in Lagos onThursday, June 6, 2013, and top dignitaries have made commitments to attend the epoch making event.

According to a statement issued by the publisher, Mr. Malachy Agbo, this is the first time in Nigeria a credible online media organization is bringing together experienced and dynamic professionals from the private and public sectors to expound topical economic issues, to promote cross fertilization of ideas and support a generational shift in the way and manner Project Nigeria is managed.

Agbo stated that the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Remi Babalola will chair the occasion, while the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo will deliver the keynote address with the topic, 'Paris Club Exit and New Debt: A growth Imperative or Avoidable Dilemma?' The discussants for the paper are Prof. Adigun Agbaje, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Ibadan; and Dr. Ayo Teriba, Chief Economist, Economic Associates, who will robustly discuss paper to an audience of over 100 executives and key decision makers drawn from major companies, agencies and parastatals in Nigeria.

Agbo also stated that the lecture 'will focus on sovereign debt management in  Nigeria  and explore issues relating to debt accrual, utilization, management, impact on the national economy and implications for its citizens.' He added that 'in the light of the increasing debt liabilities of the federal and state governments and the growing cynicism of the populace about the relevance of such debts, the lecture will deepen public's knowledge on sovereign debt management, as well as provide networking opportunities for participants.

The Citizen started operations in 2012 as a people-oriented newspaper providing a forum where they can interact in gratifying environments and the growing number of subscribers to its service attests to its rising profile.