Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, and UN consultant, Greg Ibe, will deliver the keynote speech at this month’s Ikengaonline town-hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2023.
He will speak on the topic: “Navigating the Challenges of Youth Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Success.”
According to a press release by the Editor-in-Chief of the online newspaper, Uche Ugboajah, 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/88054855769?pwd=YThvbTk1UlRLUHRJeUxiaml0ZFVHdz09
It also gave the meeting ID as: 880 5485 5769 ; and passcode as: 150017.
According to the release, the meeting will be transmitted live via Urban FM Radio Enugu; Ikengaonline Facebook; YouTube 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.
Professor Ibe is the proprietor of Gregory University Uturu, a fast growing private university with special interest in core professional courses often not available in any public tertiary institution in the South-East.
The philanthropist has through his foundation, Iyke Ibe Foundation, provided free medical attention to over 12,000 patients in 2022 alone.
The Chairman, World Igbo Congress (WIC), Professor Anthony Ejiofor, featured in the May edition wherein he spoke on: Insecurity in the South-East: The Role of Nigeria Diaspora.”
Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, was the guest on the April edition where he handled: “Improving Regional Economy in the Homeland.”
World famous Economist and Nigeria’s two-time Minister for Finance, Kalu Idika Kalu, featured in the March edition wherein he did justice to the topic: “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.