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Professor Eddie Oparaoji to be Guest Speaker at 8th Professor Celestine Onwuliri Memorial Lecture

Prof. Oparaoji

New York, USA:, December 6, 2020:

The Mbaise Policy Roundtable (MPR), with headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, through its New York, USA office, has announced the invitation from the Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation (PROFOUND) – a Nigeria-based Not-for-profit, Non-governmental, organization, requesting its Chairman, Professor Eddie Oparaoji, to be the 2020 Guest Speaker at the 8th Professor Celestine Onwuliri Memorial Lecture, taking place on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 4pm Nigeria Time/ 10am ET (US & Canada).
To register to attend this lecture via Zoom, click https://bit.ly/2JDZW9O
Professor Oparaoji will be speaking on “The Role of Social Media in Human Capacity Development and the Development of Igboland.” An excerpt from his speech reads, “Even though the concept of social media cannot be said to be an entirely new phenomenon, it is apt to say that in the 21st century it has become the most important technological innovation that has shaped human interaction and communication. In our age and time, the social media; or what many have called the “new media” has become significantly revolutionized in such a way that social relations, not just among individuals but also among communities have been tremendously impacted.”
He posited further that, “One is persuaded to assume that the rapid evolution and revolution of the social media may have been driven, not just by the rapid advances in digital technology, but more by the compelling need of man to communicate in a more efficient and effective way and in real time. It is this capacity of the social media to effectively and efficiently mediate communication in real time that recalibrated its impact on human capacity development as well as the development of communities.”
Professor Oparaoji is a Pharmacy Professor emeritus, pharmaceutical executive, international scholar and human rights activist. This epochal event which will be moderated by a Johns Hopkins University USA trained intellectual, Dr Chinemerem Dan Onwuliri, will also be headlined by key opinion influencers including, the convener, Professor Viola Onwuliri, former Supervising Minister, Ministry  of Foreign Affairs; His Lordship Most Reverend Prof.G. Onah, Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, as the Father of the Day; His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Agbogidi, Obi of Onitsha, as Royal Father of the Day; Prof. Epiphany Azinge, President General Asaba Development Union World Wide; Iyom Josephine Anenih, President Nkata Ndi Iyom Igbo, as Mother of the Day; and Akwarandu I.C. Akwarandu, former Special Adviser, New Media, to former Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, a Policy Analyst and Youth Ambassador.
Other guests of honor are Chief, Sir Nnia Nwodo, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. Ginika Agulanna, former Dean of Education, Imo State University, Sir Dr. Mike Okiro, former Inspector General of Police, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Tim Elomba, Editor-in-Chief elomba.com and Dr Jude Iheoma, MPR Chief Program Director.
This very prestigious lecture series. had paraded as guest speakers very prominent globally recognized news makers such as, Prof. Ibidapo Obe, former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos and Federal University of Technology, Ebonyi; Prof. Chinedu Nebo, former Vice Chancellor UNN, Federal University of Technology Oye, Ekiti State and former Minister of Power: Prof. A.B.C. Nwosu, former Minister of Health: His Lordship Bishop Kukah, H.E. Sen. (Amb) Musliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State, Defense: Prof. Julius Okogie, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission;  Brig General George Ikiomouton, Grand President KSJI, Port Harcourt Grand Commandery; H.E. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra  State; H.E. Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations and Chairman former Minister’s Forum; and H.E. Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha,  former Governor of Imo State.
MPR is the premier pre-eminent Mbaise Public Policy and Business Advisory Council in the World, focused entirely on the development of Mbaise and Imo State, through the facilitation of financial and in-kind resources, private investments and private public partnerships.
MPR is situated to liaise, partner, and/or collaborate with international entities, the Imo State Government and agencies, and the private sector to produce and advance policies that will fast track Mbaise and Imo State development to a first world status.

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