The Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been named the Keynote Speaker at the 2016 edition of the Africa Business Conference (ABC), being organised by the Lagos Business School (LBS).
Previous keynote speakers at the conference include, respected business mogul, Aliko Dangote, CEO, Dangote Group of Companies, Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation among others. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Africa Rising: Leveraging the power of a Younger Generation’, and is billed to hold in Lagos on the 3rd of March.
In a letter intimating Governor Mimiko of his choice as speaker at the LBS organised conference and signed by the Dean and President of the school, Dr. Enase Okonedo and Oladiwura Oladepo respectively, the organisers said the gesture will afford the Governor opportunity to be at the forefront of educating and enlightening business leaders on opportunities existent in Africa and to also showcase his government and its economic contribution to the continent .
Speaking with newsmen on Mimiko’s invitation to the planned conference, Ondo state Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade said guests to the event will have much to learn from the Governor especially, as his seven-year-old government has made Ondo state a global benchmark through some of its initiatives.
He said the successful implementation of the Mimiko-led government programmes has attracted the commendation of statesmen throughout the nation even across political divides, and also elicited public acknowledgement of his government’s modest achievements.
Target audience to the conference are managers and senior managers of organisations seeking new opportunities for their organisations as well as aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs seeking for growth opportunities.