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Former Minister for Power, Bart Nnaji, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ikeazor Akaraiwe, to co-chair the 2022 Frontier Discourse Annual Public Lecture and Awards

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Nigeria's former Minister for Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, CON, NNOM, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ikeazor Akaraiwe, will co-chair the 2022 Frontier Discourse Annual Public Lecture and Awards organized by the Southeast and Southsouth based magazine, The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine.

This was made known by the Ag. Editor in Chief of the magazine, Daberechukwu Egbo, in Enugu.

Professor Bart O. Nnaji is Chairman/CEO, Geometric Power Limited, the first indigenous private sector power company in Nigeria.

He was the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh, and spearheaded the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Center of excellence for E-Design and Robotics. He was Professor of Engineering and Director of Automation and Robotics at the University of Massachusetts, USA.

He served Nigeria as Minister of Power; Minister of Science and Technology; Special Adviser to the President on Power; and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power. He has also served as General Chairman of many International conferences including the World Conference on Robotics Research (1991).

His national awards include Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) by Nigeria’s President; and Nigeria National Order of Merit (NNOM) (Nigeria’s highest intellectual merit award); U.S. Secretary of State's Distinguished Public Service Award; Distinguished Scientist Award by World Bank-IMF Africa Group; Baker Distinguished Research Award (highest research award by the International Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE), amongst others.

He has been awarded honorary Doctorates in Engineering, Science & Technology from 5 Universities. 

Ikeazor Akaraiwe is a Barrister & Solicitor, Notary Public, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Mediators & Conciliators; Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK). 

He is the Principal Counsel in Akaraiwe Associates (Lex Rehoboth Partners) established since 1994) with 30 (thirty) years’ experience since Call to Bar on December 7, 1985. 

Ikeazor Akaraiwe was found worthy to emerge unopposed as Chairman, Enugu Branch (2006-2008) (in the NBA-designated East Zone) having been Financial Secretary (2001-2004) and Vice-Chairman (2004-2006) thereof.

He was the 1st vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) (2008-2010), and has also served as the chief rapporteur of the NBA among other responsibilities. He has also written a number of law books including: Onyeama: Eagle on the Bench (biography of Nigeria's 2st substantive judge at The Hague); 9 volumes of the judgments of Justice Oputa (Socrates of the Supreme Court); Manual on Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules 2009; Pre-Trial Proceedings and Front-loading, and a host of other articles and journals.

He became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2021.

The second edition of the Frontier Discourse Public Lecture and Awards will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at De Dome Event Center, Edward Nnaji Street, New Haven, Enugu, by 11am (Red Carpet).

The Keynote speaker is Prof. Okey Ikechukwu, mni, a Member of This Day Newspaper Editorial Board, Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development and Executive Director, Development Specs Academy and he will speak on the topic "The Purpose of Power: Ambition for Common Good and Our Culture of Silence and Endurance".

Dignitaries to be in attendance are the Chief Guest of Honor, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ken Nnamani, GCON, Former President of the Nigerian Senate and the Special Guests of Honor, Major General Obi Abel Umahi, Former General Officer Commanding of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, and Rt. Hon. Chief U.S.A Igwesi, Member, 5th National Assembly, Former Leader, Enugu State House of Assembly, and others.

The Royal Fathers of the Day are HRM Igwe Amb. L.O.C Agubuzu, OON, CFR

(Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers) and HRM Igwe Charles Egbo Nwoye, Ph.D (Obioha II of Amurri), while the Spiritual Father of the Day is Most Revd. Barr. C.N Edeh, the Methodist Archbishop of Enugu.

Official partners in the event are: Selonnes Consult, Ingrace Group, Robertson Nigeria Limited, Service Accord Initiative, Human Development Centre, Steve Oruruo Foundation, Wears Africana, Games By Summer, Karover Table Water, Dream 92.5Fm, Anchor News, Journalist 101, Igbo Radio, Nani Boi Studios, CEO Media Agency and Skitech Media Agency.

The event on will be streamed live across social media networks; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, and interested attendees can reserve their seats through https://forms.gle/Vot1qCtw2neeeN1v7

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