President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of the Osigwe Anyiam Osigwe Foundation as the Keynote Speaker for this year edition of the annual lecture series, which will hold on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The central theme of the 2015 edition of the lecture is titled: -To live in the way that Honours: Incorruptibility; A spiritual Premise for Material wellbeing.
President Buhari is expected to speak on the topic: The contradictions that inhibit anti-corruption initiatives in Nigeria and the perspective to their deconstruction The Central Theme of the lecture series are drawn from the collection of writings of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe in the course of his earthly sojourn.
Also expected at the session is Dr. Mathew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese, Sokoto who will preside over the proceedings as the Chairman. Speaking on the choice of President Buhari as the Keynote Speaker, the Coordinator General of the Foundation, Mr. Charles Anyiam-Osigwe said, “the foundation acknowledges President Buhari’s distinguished credentials reflective in his efforts at eliminating corruption from the Nigerian socio-political space while functioning in various capacities in the governance process including his most valued initiatives in that regards as Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1983-1985.
It is our conviction that his experiential knowledge in striving to prevent or totally eliminate corruption in Nigeria will offer significant academic benefit as a proceeding of the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Lecture series.
“Also, the platform of the lecture series will provide the enabling environment in which the citizenry across board and purposes will effectively interact with the President’s perspective on how corruption can be effectively curtailed within the agenda of his administration since a major plank of his campaign promises is the fight against corruption. To that effect, it is our conviction that his presentation at the session will immensely benefit the vision of the government in mobilizing the populace in its anti-corruption quest.”