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Babalakin delivers UNIFEMGA 2015 lecture on doing business in Nigeria


muslimAgainst the backdrop of dwindling economic fortunes, stakeholders in the business sector will converge on the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday to brainstorm on doing business in Nigeria.

The event, holding at Obafemi Awolowo University Oduduwa Hall, is part of the three-day annual national reunion of Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association (UNIFEMGA).

In a statement, the group’s National President, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, said a business tycoon, Dr. Wale Babalakin  (SAN), would speak on the theme of the conference, Doing Business in Nigeria: Challenges of a Muslim Practitioner.

Babalakin, who doubles as the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Construction Company,  would be assisted by an Economist, Mr. Ahmed Tunde Popoola, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CRC Credit Bureau Limited, as a lead discussant.

He said other renowned economists will be among the discussants, while Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, would chair the occasion.

Egbewole said the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Tale Omole will be the special guest of honour while Malam Yusuf Ali, SAN and Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti were the Guests of Honour.

He said that the public lecture was part of the Association’s contribution towards creating enabling environment for business activities in the country for the benefit of the incoming new government.

Highlights of the three-day event, which starts on Friday, May 8, 2015 include special Jumat service, courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Annual General Meeting and empowerment programme for the students.

Others include handing over of the 30-year old multi-million naira  OAU central mosque project to the Muslim Community, Retreat for Couples in a Family Picnic  and visitation to UNIFEMGA student hostel projects.

Other events are scholarship for the students, keep fit exercise, novelty match, visitation to UNIFEMGA student hostel projects and Press Conference marking the end of the conference. Over 250 delegates are expected to grace the reunion from all the branches both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

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