LIVE UPDATES: FRCN 2016 October Lecture At The NAF Conference Centre, Abuja

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria is presently holding her 11th Annual October Lecture at the NAF Conference Centre with theme,  Fighting Corruption and growing a sustainable Nigerian economy.  


The lecture is being delivered by an internationally acclaimed economist and Banker, Dr Obadiah O. Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor CBN. This is coming against the backdrop of Economic distress, recession and of course the crusade against the nation’s number one evil-Corruption, as well as the challenges posed by insurgency in the North East  leading to the springing up of IDP’S across the country, says Mohammed Bello, Director Programmes who is also the chairman of the Central Planning Committee.

Full Text  of Dr Obiadah’s speech

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, will chair the event, while a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Obadiah Mailafia, is the guest speaker.

Chairman of the organising committee, Mohammed Bello, said FRCN chose corruption as the topic of this year’s discuss, “coming against the backdrop of economic distress, recession and of course the crusade against the nation’s No. 1 evil- corruption, as well as the challenges posed by insurgency in the North East leading to the springing up of IDPa across the country”.

9;45: Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed arrives

10.23: Dignitaries have all arrived the venue and the event will start any moment from now.

Those in the House include the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Chairman of the occasion, Nuhu Ribadu, Guest speaker, Obadiah Mailafia, as well as the Director General of the FRCN, Mansur Liman.

The National Anthem and the second verse of the National Anthem have been rendered as an opener to the event.

10.30: Former DG of FRCN, Ben Igbuna, as well as other top management staff of Radio Nigeria are also present.

Also present is the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usman.

The Director General of FRCN, Mansur Liman, will now present his welcome address.

10.44: Mansur Liman says the event is the 11th in the series of the Radio Nigeria annual lecture.

He said the annual event is to find solutions to find the various challenges Nigeria face as a country.

“We must tell ourselves the bitter truth, Nigeria is facing economic challenges,” he says, citing a PwC report that said by 2030 corruption could cost Nigeria up to 37% of its revenue.

Electing President Buhari shows that the average Nigerian has realised the dangers we face as a country, he says.

“The anti corruption of the administration has begun to yield result.

Magu said what was recovered within the last 8 months is lore than what was recovered in 12 years.

“We must join the fight against corruption in our different capacities and help diversify the economy of our country.”

11:05 Dr Mailafia delivers his speech

12″30 obadiah2

12:32: President is a statesman of destiny. God… has a way of choosing leaders for a time like this

12: 37 Dr Aminu Usman says to the common man, it is alll about fighting poverty and not Corruption

12;50 Goodwill Msg from Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) represented by Chief Offiong EB Effiong (SAN) #FRCNOctoberLecture

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13:20 Annual lecture ends, After the national Anthem

Alu Azege

Alu Azege is a broadcast journalist. Creating multimedia content for social causes, a communication and strategic planner, a Public Relation's manager and Public image maker.

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