The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, will deliver the Business Journal 10th Anniversary Lecture on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
The lecture with the theme: Infrastructure and Economic Growth: Exploring the Strategic Alliance, would be chaired by the Chairman, OpenMedia Group, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe.
The guest speakers include Professor Akpan Ekpo, Director-General, West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM); Mr. Tope Smart, Group Managing Director/CEO, NEM Insurance Plc ; Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Chidi Izuwah, Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).
Commenting on the anniversary, the Publisher/CEO of Business Journal, Prince Cookey, said: â€œIndeed, the first 10 years comes once in the life of an individual or organisation. For us at Business Journal, clocking a decade in the challenging media scene in Nigeria is quite a feat. It is a feat driven by passion for what we do; the innate quality of our people and the drive to deliver greater value to our various stakeholders as well as create better future for the organisation. We owe a lot of gratitude to numerous individuals and organisations across various sectors of the economy for supporting us these past 10 years in a difficult business in a difficult and unfriendly business environment.â€
On the theme, Cookey added: â€œOur decision to situate the theme on the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth is to send a clear message to key stakeholders in the Nigeria Project that our nation cannot achieve sustainable economic growth without sustainable investment in infrastructure. We need infrastructure to grow the economy and move our society forward.â€
On projections for the future, Cookey said: â€œOur 10th anniversary lecture offers us a unique opportunity to reflect on our first 10 years in the market and project for the next. We have already developed a strategic plan of action to drive our processes going forward. The key focus would be to add more value to our readers and advertisers through strategic digital channel expansion, corporate partnerships and tailor-made editorial content.”