Today, Sunday, March 27, all roads will lead to the J.F Ade-Ajayi Auditorium (Main Auditorium), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, for the 27th edition of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) annual Pre-Ramadan Lecture
Themed, ‘Leadership Recruitment – The Missing Anchor in Our National Development,’ this year’s gathering will feature the National Missioner of Ansar-ud-Deen Society Worldwide, Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad; former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and Petroleum Economist/Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Dr. Ahmed Adamu as guest speakers.
Former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega will chair the event, while the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is the chief host.
UMA President, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, said the lecture would address problems of political leadership recruitment in the country according to Islamic and western perspectives.
Salisu, who is the Chief of Staff to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated that UMA has gained national prominence because of its focus on issues of national importance, the quality and diversity of the speakers and the general organisation of the programme.
The diversity of speakers, he said, brings different perspectives, enriches and deepens the conversation.
“Initiated about three decades ago, this year’s edition is the 27th in the series and the theme was carefully chosen in view of the generally acknowledged leadership challenge at all levels in the country. This has been identified as the major factor retarding the growth and development of the nation and undermining the full realisation of the potentials of the citizenry too,” Salisu said.
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