By Nnaji | 12 Oct, 2022 11:29:58am | 137 views
The Host Organizing Committee of the Frontier Discourse Annual Public Lecture Series and Awards has announced the former president of the Nigerian senate and former APC presidential aspirant, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ken Nnamani, GCON, as the Chief Guest of Honor.
The announcement was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the committee, Chijioke Ilegbune.
Sen. Ken Nnamani was elected into the Senate in 2003. He was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Federal Character & Governmental Affairs and member of committees on Privatization, Federal Capital Territory and Appropriation & Finance, and became the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2005 – 2007.
Before his foray into politics and public service, he held many commanding positions in the private sector and worked variously as a consultant in Du Pont De Nemours International SA, Geneva and Nova Chemicals International SA, Canada. On 6 May 2008, he founded the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership and Development: a foundation that promotes the essential values of ethical leadership and good governance, particularly among Nigerian youth leaders.
As Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani recorded remarkable legacies and successfully primed the Nigerian Legislature to maturity, independence and development. He presided over the epic Senate debate rejecting the proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed a sitting president to serve a third term, thus contributing to the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria.
As Chairman and founder of the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership and Development, he promotes the essential values of ethical leadership and good governance, particularly among Nigeria youth leaders.
In 2007, his Alma mater, the Ohio University Athens, USA conferred on him a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa for his civic leadership, vision and passion to ensure good governance for the people of Nigeria, his promotion of transparency in public affairs and adherence to constitutional and legislative due process. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka also rewarded his efforts on October 6, 2007 with another Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, Honoris Causa.
Also, the New York-based Parliamentarians For Global Action (PGA) bestowed on him the 2007 Defender of Democracy Award, making him the first Nigerian to receive the coveted award. He also received the Role Model Award in the Fight Against Corruption conferred on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in conjunction with the Code of Conduct Bureau, Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC), supported by other international agencies like the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Mentioning the topic of the public lecture as “The Purpose of Power: Ambition for Common Good and Our Culture of Silence and Endurance”, Ilegbune stated that the choice of Nnamani was in line with the topic and his (Nnamani) robust contributions to the advancement of our democracy. He reiterated the magazine’s readiness to host all guests.
He further noted that the Keynote speaker will be 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, while revealing that event would have other features besides the lecture and presentation of awards which will be made public soon.
Major General Obi Abel Umahi (Rtd), a former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army and Rt. Hon. U.S.A Igwesi, Member, 5th National Assembly, are the Special Guests of Honor.
The details of the event are:
Date: November 12, 2022
Venue: De Dome Event Center, Edward Nnaji Street, New Haven, Enugu
Time: 11am (Red Carpet)
Ilegbune listed and thanked corporate bodies, establishments and businesses who are official partners in the event: Selonnes Consult, Ingrace Group, Service Accord Initiative, Human Development Centre, Steve Oruruo Foundation, Wears Africana, Games By Summer, Anchor News, Journalist 101, Igbo Radio, Nani Boi Studios, CEO Media Agency and Skitech Media Agency, while calling on more corporate bodies willing to partner to reach out to the Magazine.
Assuring that the event on November 12 will be streamed live across social media networks; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, he asked interested attendees to reserve their seats through https://forms.gle/Vot1qCtw2neeeN1v7
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