The Lagos chapter of the Federal Government College Kano Old Student Association will be organising the second in its series of seminars to engage the public on the impact unity schools and their products have been playing in nation building and politics in Nigeria.
This year the alumni association led by it’s chapter President Toyin Cameroon will bring an array of distinguished speakers and panelist to discuss the theme of this years seminar titled The Role of Unity Schools In Nation Building..
According to Cameron, “Over the years, this unity schools which comprises of Kings College, Queens College and all the other Federal Government Colleges and Girls Colleges, spread all over the country, have produced hundreds of thousands of alumnis who have arguably been one of Nigeria’s biggest investment in national unity and human development.
The products of these unity schools are in very facet of life and arguably in every continent in the world. It is based on this that these seminars and round table discussions are initiated to discuss the contributory role of these alumni associations.”
“It is imperative to mention that in politics, we have had products of unity schools represented: with the likes of Lagos govenor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode from FGC Warri, former Yobe governor, the late Danbaba Suntai (FGC Kano) former Cross River governors, Donald Duke (FGC, Ilorin), Liyel Imoke and former Kaduna governor, Ahmed Markafi (FGC Enugu), Senator Godswill Akpabio (FGC Port Harcourt), Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki (Kings College, Lagos) and Suleiman Adamu, the current Minister of Water Resources and National President FGC Kano OSA. In industry, we Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group of companies.
“The pertinent question to ask is, do we fold our hands and leave governance to others? Do we need to get involved? These are the questions we should be asking ourselves. What is the role of accountability in governance?
“How do we ensure Nigeria is moved into its rightful place on the world stage, with progressive leadership in all arms of government?”
The event is slated for the Landmark Towers, on Saturday, 18 August 2018, at 5pm. The Forward for the event will be given by renowned political economist, Professor Pat Utomi; while Mrs Aderenle Adesanya, the Ogun state Commissioner For Budget and Planning, will serve as the Special Guest of honour.
The panel will have Chief Chima Onyekwere, OON, Chairman Linkserve Group and Senatorial Aspirant in Abia state, Mr Jonathan Kish Adamu, a distinguied lawyer and social media expert Najeeb Bello on the panel. While the keynote address will be delivered by Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido, the co-founder of Whole WoMan Network.