Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
President, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), and former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, will be the Guest Speaker at this month’s Ikengaonline Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27.
According to a press release by the Editor-in-Chief of Ikengaonline, Uche Ugboajah, the former deputy boss of the apex bank will be speaking on the theme: “Improving Regional Economy in the Homestead.
The two-hour virtual meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm West African Time (WAT), will be co-anchored by Dr Osmund Agbo; and Dr Chido Onumah.
The release gave the zoom link as: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82923203820?pwd=eU8xcS9Ka1FlZkZBeDA0cTlaUmRNdz09
It also gave the meeting ID as: 829 2320 3820, and Passcode as: 108089.
According to the release, the meeting will also be transmitted live via Ikengaonline Facebook and other social media platforms.
Ikengaonline monthly town-hall meetings are meant to discuss topical issues affecting the South-East zone of Nigeria in particular, and the Nigeria state in general.
World famous Economist and Nigeria’s two-time Minister for Finance, Kalu Idika Kalu, featured in last month’s edition where he spoke on “Nigeria’s incoming Government: Prospects & Challenges.”
Former Education Minister, and the current Chairman, Board of Women Political Leaders (WPL), Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, was the guest speaker of the February edition. She spoke on “Women in Politics, East of the Niger.”
Other eminent Igbo personalities have featured on the monthly event since its debut in 2022.
The maiden edition of Ikengaonline town hall 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.
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.