Nigeria’ s vice president Yemi Osinbajo will proffer critical steps Nigeria needs to take towards promoting national cohesion at the 70th Anniversary Lecture of Lagos Country Club.
Osinbajo will be delivering the anniversary lecture titled“promoting national cohesion for progress and prosperity” at the event scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Lagos.
Tajudeen Akande, president, LCC, while speaking at an interactive session on the activities lined up for the anniversary, says the Vice President will be supported by eminent personalities in government, the business community as well as diplomats.
A kan de says it is a great honour for the Vice President to deliver the lecture, saying apart from being the Vice President, he is eminently qualified as an erudite lawyer and intellectual of high repute.
“I am happy that he will be speaking to entire Nigeria considering that Lagos Country Club is a mini-Nigeria populated by Nigerians of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds,” he says.
“This is the biggest event in the
history of social/sporting clubbing in Nigeria and we are leaving no stone unturned. Several dignitaries in the Diaspora, as well as top diplomats, will grace the occasion and we have put all necessary arrangements in place to showcase the hospitality of Nigeria and her people,” he says.
Babatunde okunuga, director-general of the 70 th Anniversary Committee, explains that the significance of the anniversary theme: “Something for Everyone.”
He says LCC being a foremost club in Nigeria with membership strength of over 14,000 people of diverse cultures, ethnicity and demographics, there was the need to reach and showcase inclusiveness and sense of belonging.
“One of the objectives of the club is to promote inter-ethnic and interracial understanding amongst people and you will find almost every ethnic group in this club, you will find every age-group in this club, and so in trying to build relationships across divides, we need to promote social and sporting activities that appeal to all the groups. And I wish Nigeria can learn from this laudable initiative,” he states.