Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Good Governance advocate and Nigeria’s former Minister for Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, will feature as Guest Speaker in this month’s IkengaOnline Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023.
The monthly virtual Town Hall meeting, according to a statement by the Editor-in-Chief of IkengaOnline, Uche Ugboajah, is slated for 7:00 pm (West African Time) Nigerian time.
According to the statement, Ezekwesili who is currently the Chairman, Board of Women Political Leaders (WPL), will speak on the topic, “Women in Politics, East of the Niger.”
Ezekwesili took over from former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, as the WPL boss early this year.
The maiden edition of IkengaOnline featured the immediate-past Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in July 2022; while the second edition featured a renowned Political Economist, Professor Pat Okedinachi Utomi, in August.
Former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; US-based academic, Professor Okey Ndibe; West African Regional Director, Ford Foundation, Dr Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye; as well as multi-award-winning actress and Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Chinda Coker, had all featured at different editions of the explosive 90 minutes show.
IkengaOnline is a South-East-focused online media outfit which aims at giving voice to citizens of the South-East, parts of Rivers and Delta states, and highlights the challenges facing the region.
The monthly meetings are meant to discuss topical issues affecting the South-East zone of Nigeria in particular, and the Nigeria state in general.
According to the statement, the Town Hall will hold via Zoom, while participants are to join through:
It gave the Meeting ID as: 844 1617 5762; and the Passcode: 124261.
Guests from all over the world are expected to join the virtual meeting that will be jointly anchored by Dr. Osmund Agbo and Dr Chido Onumah.
It will also be transmitted live via IkengaOnline Facebook page and Twitter handle.
IkengaOnline is a publication of Ikenga Media and Cultural Awareness Initiative (IMCAI), a non-profit entity that seeks to promote positive socio-cultural values, accountability and good governance through media and public education.
It is part of the Collaborative Media Engagement for Development Inclusivity and Accountability Project, a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability, managed by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and supported by MacArthur Foundation.