Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II colloquium holds August 14
Arrangements have been completed to hold the Muhammadu Sanusi II Colloquium, a maiden edition to mark the 60th birthday of His Highness Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II, on August 14 2021.
This was confirmed in a statement issued by Secretary, Central Organizing Committee of the Colloquium Ismail Auwal, on Thursday and sent to Solacebase.
Solacebase reports that colloquium, with the theme ‘Muhammadu Sanusi II: An Icon of Reforms,’ is aimed at celebrating the personality and achievements of the former central banker as an ‘Icon of Reforms’ across domains – as a public intellectual, a seasoned technocrat, a traditional and religious authority – who is making remarkable contributions to the transformation of northern Nigeria and the country at large.
According to the statement, the colloquium, which is intended to be an annual event, will hold at the Umaru Musa ‘Yar’adua Hall, located at Murtala Square in Kaduna City, by 9.00 am.
‘’His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is slated to deliver the Welcome Address at the event while His Highness the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, will serve as the Chairman of the Occasion,’’ said the statement.
‘’Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include state governors, traditional rulers, top government officials, businessmen, members of the organised private sector and academia, and other prominent people from across the country.’’
‘’Speakers at the event include Prof. Andrea Bigaglia, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar and Malam Ibrahim Ado Kurawa, among a line-up of eminent scholars who will speak on diverse topics around the theme of the colloquium.’’
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It said there will be a virtual pre-colloquium event on Friday 13th August where topical issues that affect northern Nigeria including Access to Justice for all in Northern Nigeria, entrepreneurship & innovation, gender and family, SDGs Framework will be discussed by key resource persons with vast years of experience on the topics.
‘’The idea behind the colloquium is to showcase lessons from the life and works of Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II in order to inspire the youth – as the emerging leaders – in areas of capacity building, idea generation and knowledge sharing.’’