In a bid to explore sustainable finance and developmental models for Nigerian states, AELEX, a leading law firm is set to host its 2016 Annual Lecture with the theme “Making States Work”.
The lecture is billed to hold on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at the Muson Centre, Lagos.
According to the organisers, the 2016 lecture which is the 11th in the series of its annual lectures is poised “…to consider issues relating to the sustainability of individual states, especially as Nigeria goes through a recession. The format for the lecture will be that of a panel of insightful discussants with diverse sectorial expertise and erudition.
Outlined panelists for the 2016 AELEX lecture are His Excellency, Mr. Donald Duke (CON), Former Governor of Cross River; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi (CON), Former Governor of Anambra State; Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede (CON), Former Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc; Mr. Isaac Babatunde, Executive Director, Corporate & Sovereign Ratings, Agusto & Co; and Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Running for over a decade, the AELEX Annual lecture has established itself as the platform for highlighting national topical issues of socio-economic and political relevance whilst forging solid reasoning and solutions for Nigeria, showcasing analytical strengths and weaknesses of opposing perspectives on National issues.
Since 2005, the Aelex Annual Lecture has featured top-notch speakers on a wide-range of contemporary issues. In 2015, former external affairs Minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi led the discourse on “Politics, Democracy and Ethnicity”. In 2014, Prof. Timothy S. Shah, Georgetown University, USA, delivered the keynote on the theme “In God’s Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development”.
Other previous themes include “This House Must Not Fall: Constitutional Reform and the People’s Will” in 2012; Corruption, the Thief in Broad Daylight in 2011; Taxation without Representation, 2010; How Ghana Kept the Lights On, 2009, amongst others.
The 2016 AELEX Annual lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at the Muson Centre, Lagos. Interested participants can make reservations via firstname.lastname@example.org or Semilore: 08038162255.
Members of the public can join the conversation online using the hashtag #AELEX2016 on all major social media platforms.
?LEX is a full service law firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Accra, Ghana. ?LEX was established in 2004 through the merger of four leading law firms which spawned the largest and most diversified law practices with a focus on the West African region.