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Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable Set to Hold on Wednesday, To Be Chaired by Tinubu

The 3rd Annual Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

The event, which is being organised by the Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation (SAAF) in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), University of Ibadan, will have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the Special Guest of Honour, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Chairman while the key note address will be delivered by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Discussants at the event were drawn from different fields of expertise, with the internationally renowned Political Scientist, Emeritus Professor John Ayoade to present the Lead paper entitled: “States and the burden of National Development in Nigeria”.

Other discussants include, Dr Ona Ekhomu, a renowned security expert and Chairman of Transworld Security, Pro Yemisi Bamgbose of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Director, Centre for Sustenable Development, Dr Freedom Onuoha of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr Amina Saliu, Senior Programme Officer, the McArthur Foundation and Mr Jide Ojo, a public Affairs analyst.


Also, the members of SAAF which will be inaugurated that day, will pay a courtesy visit to the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Babatunde Ekanola and subsequently move to the IPSS to lay the foundation for the Senator Abiola Ajimobi Resource Centre donated by the Foundation to the University.


While speaking with newsmen about the event, the Special Adviser on Media to the former governor, Mr Bolaji Tunji, said the partnership with the Institute was to ensure that the annual roundtable is institutionalised in order to ensure its sustainability.

“We know what the late governor stood for, he stood for development. He was passionate about Nigeria and the need to ensure we have a nation to be proud of. His passion for Oyo State was non pareil. He laid a solid foundation for the development of a 21st century state thus earning the sobriquet of the father of modern Oyo State.

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