A public lecture and debate on 50 Years Of Organization of African Unity, OAU And African Union will hold on Tuesday 11th June at Rockview Royale Hotel,Abuja.
The event is organised by NEPAD Nigeria in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development and Africa Vision 525.
A statement on Sunday gave the topic for discussion as “Governance in Africa: Challenges for the Next Fifty Years”.It will be under the chairmanship of Senator Simeon Ajibola, Chairman Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa
The event which commences at 10 a.m shall have Professor Peter Anyang Nyongo as the lecturer.
Professor Nyongo has been a member of Kenya’s National Assembly since 1992 and has just been elected Senator. He played a major part in the campaign to adopt a more democratic Constitution by referendum in 2010. He is a renowned professor of political science who has taught in universities in Kenya, Mexico and Ethiopia.
His publications include the “Context of Privatisation in Kenya,” “NEPAD: A New Path?” and “The Challenge of National Leadership and Democratic Changes in Kenya.” He is the Secretary General of Orange Democratic Movement and has held cabinet posts as Minister of Planning and National Development (2002 -2005) and Minister of Medical Services (2007 -2012). His lecture will address not only African unity and the contributions of Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem to Pan Africanism but also the recently concluded Kenyan elections.