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Former INEC chief Jega to speak at Rotary Club’s peace symposium

By Guardian Nigeria
21 February 2022   |   6:59 pm
The Rotary Club of Lagos has concluded plans to hold The World Peace and Understanding Day Symposium themed “Promoting Peace among Ethnic Nationalities in Nigeria” on February 23, 2022, at The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Lagos. The club’s President, Babawale Agbeyangi, confirmed that the keynote address would be by Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman,…

The Rotary Club of Lagos has concluded plans to hold The World Peace and Understanding Day Symposium themed “Promoting Peace among Ethnic Nationalities in Nigeria” on February 23, 2022, at The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Lagos.

The club’s President, Babawale Agbeyangi, confirmed that the keynote address would be by Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The panellists are Mr Yemi Candide-Johnson SAN, Rev. Juliet Binitie, Prof Pat Utomi and Mrs Fayo Williams. The District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Remi Bello FCA, will also be the Special Guest.

Chairperson of the World Understanding Day Committee, Gbenga Onabanjo, explained that the event aims to provide a platform for discussions that will help improve understanding and promote peace in Nigeria.

He noted that the symposium is in commemoration of the 117th anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day.

He added that the symposium is also in line with one of the seven focus areas of Rotary, which is peace and conflict prevention/resolution. This focus area is the theme for the month in Rotary worldwide.