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Moghalu, Utomi, others to speak at Prime Business Africa’s SEEDS conference

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Pat Utomi. Photo: THEINTERVIEW

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 2023 presidential aspirant, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi and United States-based Professor, Economist and Academic Administrator, Charles Okeke, will be guests at Prime Business Africa’s Socio-Economic and Entrepreneurship Development Series (SEEDS) scheduled to hold on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 4pm.

Okeke is the Dean at the College of Southern Nevada-Las Vegas, United States.

Moghalu, an economist and investment analyst, will provide keynote on the theme: “Funding tertiary education in Nigeria: What options?”

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Other members of the panel are Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Global Governance Institute, Brussels, Ambassador Ejeviome Eloho Otobo; Dr. Bashir Abdullahi of Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola; former Director General of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi and Prof. Abiodun Adeniyi of Baze University, Abuja.

The topic will delve into the nature, sources and impact of funding tertiary education system in Nigeria as well as their overall effect on national development.

There have been calls for relevant stakeholders to collectively show commitment to developing implementable strategies and initiatives that will significantly enhance the level of education funding on a sustainable basis for public tertiary institutions in the country.

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently stated that for Nigeria to be a player in the 21st century economy, it must prioritise and consistently improve education sector funding, adding, “no nation can talk about meaningful achievement without the development of its human capital. It is through the upgrade and sustenance of human resources that other factors needed to grow the economy can be given meaning.”

The session, which will be virtual, will be moderated by Utomi and a former Editor of The Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Jahman Anikulapo.

Prime Business Africa’s monthly SEEDS conference  “is Newstide Publications’ way of assisting Africa solve its multifaceted socio-economic problems, especially in the areas of infrastructure and human capital

“We at Prime Business Africa will continue to  keep faith with this mandate from the Board of Newstide  Publications,” the organisation stated.

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