A former Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, will on Saturday chair the 11th Arewa House Lecture series in Kaduna.
Director of the Arewa House, Dr Shuaibu Aliyu, who made this known at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, also said Governor of Plateau and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, will be the guest speaker.
He said Lalong would speak on ‘Reducing the cost of governance and inclusion of youth in national development in post-COVID-19 era.’
Aliyu recalled that the last lecture, which was the 10th in the series, was delivered by former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and chaired by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
He said, “The lecture is designed primarily to serve as forum to promote national unity because one of the major aims of Arewa House is to promote national harmony and national unity.
“Governor Lalong was carefully selected to deliver the lecture because he is currently the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and his capacity to manage Plateau state, which was seen as frontline state in terms of crisis in the past 20 years. But on assumption of office, he has been able to manage that crisis.
“Also, for the chairmanship, we always look at the track records of prominent individuals before selecting who chairs the lecture. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been selected to add value to the event, the political development and unity of the country.”