Annual lecture to proffer solutions to Enugu economic challenges – Publisher



Publisher of Starlite newspapers, Nsukka, Chief Harrison Ogara, 2nd edition of Starlite Annual Lecture Series will proffer  solutions to economic challenges bedeviling Enugu State.

Ogara disclosed this in a press statement signed by him and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Tuesday.

He said that event would involve academic and scholarly discussions that would make deep impact on political class and economy.

We decided to use this edition to make a statement that would be imbibed by political class

“A statement that will be used as template for Enugu State and other states on how to change narrative of economic growth, that goes beyond sharing of federal monthly allocations in Abuja,” he said

According to publisher, who is also Editor-in-Chief of community newspaper,  event would be organised by Starlite newspapers, in collaboration with Private Media Mart limited, a Lagos-based events and publicity management outfit.

He disclosed that lecture with   theme ” Economic Diversification and Self-Sustainability Options for Enugu State” would be delivered by Prof. Tony Onyishi, Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

A former Economic Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof. Osita Ogbu, would chair event.

“This lecture will generate ideas that will go a long way in defining clear paths for economic recovery for states and the  Federal Government,“ publisher said.

Ogara listed dignitaries that would grace occasion, which would hold on Sept. 11 at the Princeess Alexandra Auditorium, UNN,  to include Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra.

Others are Gov. Yaya Bello of Kogi and Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (NAN)