Boss Mustapha delivers Realnews 8th Anniversary Lecture November 19

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the , SGF, and of the Presidential Task Force , will the Eighth Anniversary Lecture of Realnews Magazine Thursday, November 19, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, by 10 am prompt.

the Pandemic in Africa: The Nigeria Experience is the topic of the Lecture.






Maureen Chigbo, publisher of Realnews Magazine Online, said: “Our choice of the 2020 topic is borne out of the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic every sector  – health, business and economy, oil and and socio-politics worldwide and the spirited effort of the government to curtail the spread of the disease in the county.”

Chigbo, who made the announcement on Friday, October 30, said: “Against all predictions that Africa will see millions of dead people in the streets as a result of , this has not happened. The lecture is expected to reveal what African governments and Nigeria in particular, did to avoid deaths on a massive scale as predicted.





“The fact remains that at present many Nigerians are still very sceptical about the management of the COVID-19 and its dire consequences in the country if not properly handled. Mustapha will be able to leverage lecture to tell the story of the pandemic as the of the PTF directly to a vast audience from works of life, thereby bringing government directly to the people and letting them in effort of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to transform the health sector of the country and improve the wellbeing of Nigerians.

“Also, the lecture presents an opportunity for health experts to share their experiences on health sector development with a mix of the growing audience following Realnews Magazine services on various media platforms. The Lecture is expected to have massive positive impact society.”








Like in previous occasions, it will also feature a stimulating Panel Discussion by health and economic experts with guaranteed audience participation.




Born in North Eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, Mustapha attended primary school in Hong, Adamawa State, and proceeded to North East College of Arts and Sciences in Maiduguri, Borno State, for his high school education and graduated in 1976. He bagged a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1979 from the Ahmadu Bello , , and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, for the mandatory one-year law school and graduated in 1980 before doing the mandatory national youth service between 1980 and 1981.








Appointed to his current position on October 20, 2017, the 63-year-old workhorse, is the of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and is involved in the policy directives used in the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Realnews past anniversary lecturers include President John Dramani Mahama, former President of Ghana (2019); Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria , (2018); Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and Vice President, World Bank (2017), Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special of the Secretary General and Head, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (2016); Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, (2015), and Professor Maurice Iwu, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (2014).