A two-day conference where the policy direction of the incoming government of General Muhamadu Buhari will be unveiled, will hold in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday, the All Progress Congress (APC) has said.
The conference themed “Implementing Change: From Vision to Reality”, is a brainchild of the Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, and will mark the end of the directorate’s work ahead of the swearing in of the president-elect.
According to a statement by the Deputy Head of the Directorate and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the President-Elect Mohammadu Buhari is expected to declare while the Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osibajo, would chair it. Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair would be the Keynote Speaker at the dialogue. Several other technocrats drawn from various fields are also expected to deliver papers in the realization of the policy roadmap.
Topics for discussion include: Improving the National Economy for Shared Prosperity; Repositioning Agriculture for Job Creation and Economic Prosperity; Developing Infrastructure for National Development; Achieving Sustainable Reforms on Oil/Gas Sector; Reducing Inequality and Achieving Sustainable Human Development; Achieving Holistic and Sustainable Reforms in the Education Sector; Developing and Education System Relevant to Nigeria’s Developmental Aspiration; Achieving Qualitative and Affordable Healthcare.
Others include: Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in Public Life; Exploring Sports, Tourism and Creative Industry for Job Creation; Governance and Improved Efficiency in Public Service; Tackling Corruption in Public Sector and Foreign Policy and Agenda for Change.
Some of the Speakers and Discussants expected at the dialogue include Ms Ifueko Omogui-Okauru, former Chairperson of the FIRS; Dr Rilwan Babalola, former Minister of Power; Dr Tajudeen Umar, former Country Chair, Nigeria –Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority; Prof Niyi Ayoola Daniels, President International Institute for Petroleum Energy Law and Policy; Mr Tunde Ahonsi, Resident Representative UNFPA, Ghana; Major-General Ishola Williamsn (rtd).
Others speakers include: Prof Pai Obanya, Chairman WAEC; Dr Ayo Teriba, CEO Economic Associates; Prof. Bolaji Aluko, Vice Chancellor Federal University, Otuoke; Prof Mohammed Tabia of the Department of Islamic Law, Bayero University, Kano; General Abdulrahman Dambazzau , former Chief of Army Staff; Prof Ibrahim Gambari, former Nigerian Permanent Representative, United Nations; Mr Fola Arthur- Worrey, former Solicitor-general, Lagos State; Ms Bolanle Onagoruwa, former Director-general BPE; Mr wale Fapounda, of Legal Resources Consortium; and Prof Etannibi Alemika, Chairman CLEEN Foundation.