Arunma Oteh, Gowon, Ogunbanjo for Philip Asiodu Lecture Series

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A group of concerned technocrats and business executives has instituted

the Philip Asiodu Lecture Series (PALS) in honour of Chief Philip Asiodu,

renowned economist, technocrat, retired Federal Permanent Secretary,

former Chief Economic Adviser and Federal Minister.

The Lecture Series will serve as a veritable platform for discussing critical

national economic and social issues.
In a statement by Chairman of the Organising Committee, Peter Osamgbi,

he said that Chief Asiodu approved the institution of the Lecture Series

because of the urgent need to x-ray, in the most scholarly fashion,

Nigeria's economic and social challenges with a view to pro*ering

solutions, all aimed at accelerating the emergence of Nigeria as a

developed, prosperous, and peaceful nation.
This year's theme is: The Proper Role of Oil in the Context of Accelerating

Growth and Development
The event will hold on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 11am, at the

Nigerian Institute of International A*airs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria

Island, Lagos.
Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank, Arunma Oteh, will be the guest

speaker, while the event will be chaired by foremost corporate lawyer and

industrialist, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo, CON, OFR.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu
Gowon, GCFR, will be the Special
Guest of Honour at the occasion billed to attract eminent personalities.