Arunma Oteh, Gowon, Ogunbanjo for Philip Asiodu Lecture Series
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
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.