The 20th Bola Ige memorial symposium will hold on Tuesday, December 21,2021,at the Banquet Hall of Lagos Airport Hotel, in Ikeja, Lagos State.
A statement issued on Sunday by the chairman of the organising committee, Comrade Awa Bamiji, said the 2021 edition of the symposium, organised by Bola Ige Center for Justice will include annual memorial lecture and cultural performances.
This year’s symposium, tagged, ‘Two decades of injustice: What are the implications on Nigerian democracy?’ will be delivered by the lieutenants of the late Cicero of Esa Oke, including legal luminary, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), and Dr Olu Agunloye, former Minister of Power and Steel Development.
Chairman of the occasion is Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), while the co-chairman is Chief Akin Olujinmi(SAN). The Chief Host is Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
The Special Guest of Honour at the event is President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), while the Guests of Honour are Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senate President; Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, Federal House of Representatives; Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the Executive Governor of Osun State and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the immediate past governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior
The Keynote address is expected to be delivered by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Chief Michael Koleoso, former Secretary to Oyo State Government; and Justice Badejoko Adeniji (rtd), immediate past Chief Judge of Oyo State are the father and mother of the day.
The Principal Hosts are Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader, All Progressives’ Congress and Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly while the Hosts are Architect Muyiwa Ige and Mrs Funso Adegbola (Nee Ige).
“Since drug abuse is the root of every crime in our society, the event will be used to kick off the advocacy against drug abuse by the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and it will equally be used to bring to an end the three – month triple celebration of Yoruba National Day, Yoruba Youths @ 20 and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu @ 69.
“Some prominent Nigerians including the one of the guest speakers, Agunloye, would be awarded the Odu’a Ori Olokun plaque by the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths,” Awa said.
According to Awa, the event will be streamed online via zoom, to give uninterrupted access to interested persons across the globe
He noted that the zoom address is https://is.gd/STRrUU, while the meeting ID and pass code are 854 0982 1782 and 530612.
Awa noted that maximum security would be provided throughout the event, adding that COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to.