By Anthony Shobayo,
Founder of Inri Spiritual Evangelical Church of God Worldwide, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele and National Chairman of United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie and Dean of Faculty of Environmental Studies, Professor Bamidele Badejo are among dignitaries listed for honour at the investiture of TheLead Magazine.
The event is slated for February 7, 2019 at the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) & Exhibition Centre. Bola Tinubu Way, Besides Marwa /MKO Gardens, Alausa-Ikeja.
TheLead a business and society magazine is owned by TheLead Publications that equally owns TheLead Online.
According to the management of the media outfit, the occasion would be chaired by the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams while Badejo would deliver a seminar paper titled facilitating maritime trade through intermodal transportation.
Explaining the rationale behind the selection of dignitaries, the Managing Editor/ Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Ajibola Abayomi said they meant a lot to the establishment because of their enviable track records in the society.
“We are proud to associate with distinguished personality like Primate Ayodele whom over the years remained a role model for Christianity. He is a great philanthropist that attends to the needs of Nigerians irrespective of their faith or social class.
“Chief Chekwas Okorie is a reputable politician. For us he was a president Nigeria never had in 2015 as the former presidential candidate of UPP. His manifesto offered the best solution to the nation’s economic challenges.
“He is a bridge builder and detribalized Nigerians who believes in the unity of nation and the cause of his people. The Oje-Ozi Ndigbo meaning messenger of Igbo is a delightful personality and a leader of men” the CEO said.
On Professor Badejo, the CEO described him as a renowned geography scholar who contributed immensely to infrastructure evolution in Lagos State as a commissioner of transportation between 2003 and 2007 during the regime of former Governor Babatunde Fashola. His Midas touch on the Lagos transport will ever remain green in our memories.
“He is an embodiment of knowledge and a friend of the media that is never tired to share his knowledge with fellow Nigerians.