Have Accepted Invitation from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka for a Major Speech

Have Accepted Invitation from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka for a Major Speech

I will be in Awka in October. Yes, I have accepted the invitation of the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka,  Prof. Charles O. Esimone, to deliver a university-wide lecture in that institution named after the Zik of Africa, a Founding Father of modern Nigeria. The podium I will mount for this specific event has been graced by Prof Barth Nnaji, Senator David Mark, Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kuka, among others. To have my name is that league is simply amazing.

From Awka, I will touch base in Onitsha to challenge the OMATA members who continue to thrive, creating Africa’s largest market, despite institutional challenges across Nigeria. My message to them:  band together, join efforts, push for scale to improve unit economics, and move upstream. We must create conglomerates and dominant category-king companies out of Onitsha. To do that, we must unleash entrepreneurial capitalism with the mindset of scaling capabilities over the rituals of “cultural trading”.

I like containers and am a proud member of this tradition, but we have to upgrade.

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5 thoughts on “Have Accepted Invitation from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka for a Major Speech

  1. Good one there, the institution needs your anointing too, to be amongst those fine gentlemen that have been there; the great Azikiwe whose name the university took was one of the finest orators to ever come out of Africa.

    Well, UNIZIK is my alma mater and Onitsha was my birthplace, so indirectly I am your host…

    Keep them coming.

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      1. Petroleum Geoscientist (IPS/CPG)

        I wish you all the best. If i can assist in anyway to accomplish your ambition for an all together BETTER NIGERIA, do let me know. I simply wish to be valuable to this agenda. GOODLUCK once more.

        Am glad to be in your connection. BEST WISHES.

        Reply
  2. Petroleum Geoscientist (IPS/CPG)

    I wish you all the best. If i can assist in anyway to accomplish your ambition for an all together BETTER NIGERIA, do let me know. I simply wish to be valuable to this agenda. GOODLUCK once more.

    Am glad to be in your connection. BEST WISHES.

    Reply

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