By Eseoghene Emuke
A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has been selected as the keynote speaker alongside Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, at the forthcoming 5th anniversary lecture of GbaramatuVoice Newspapers holding in Port Harcourt.
According to a statement signed by the publisher of GbaramatuVoice Newspapers, Jacob Abai, noted that the anniversary will hold September 29 and 30th 2020, at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The statement said the former INEC boss among other selected speakers will be discussing the theme “Security, Peace and Development in the Niger Delta” at the conference which will be attended by Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Douye Diri and Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
According to Abai, “The conference will deliberate on the theme; Security, Peace and Development in the Niger Delta, and will centre on critical new research areas as sustainable development goals in the Niger Delta. Its deliberations will address all spectra of analyses.
“His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva, Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources will be the chairman of the occasion, while Senators Ifeanyi Okowa and Douye Diri, Executive Governors of Delta and Bayelsa States will be Special Guests of Honour”,
“Other speakers expected at the Lecture/Award giving event earlier planned for Wednesday, 12th and Thursday, 13th of August 2020, but has to be necessarily shifted owing to national/sub national protocol on COVID-19, include but not limited to; Jeffrey Ewing, MD, Chevron Nigeria Limited; Prof. Tosan Harriman, (CODESRIA) and Alexander Sewell, Senior Project Manager, Stakeholders Democratic Network, UK.
The statement added that the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, is the host of the event.