An international conference, with the theme: “Africa’s Economy: The Way Forward,” is to hold at the Newark City Hall, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America on October 22, 2022 from 9AM EST, 2PM WAT prompt.
The Conference, according to its organizers, Global Patriot Newspapers, is an attempt to begin a new conversation aimed at proffering fresh answers to old but still troubling questions, especially concerning why a continent as resource rich as Africa must continue to remain the poverty capital of the world.
With Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), a pan-Africanist, who has been in the forefront of advocacy for the transformation of the continent, as Special Guest of Honour, an array of experts cutting across different disciplines will, in a no holds barred manner, attempt to get to the roots of the seemingly unfathomable paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty that has so far remained the lot of Africa, the Mother Continent of all Blacks across the world.
Top diplomats, political leaders, captains of industry, senior government functionaries, clerics, academics, media chiefs and others from all over the world will be part of the hybrid conference that is to attempt to draw an economic road map for the African Continent with the aim of making the world a better place for all.
The programme will hold at the iconic and historic Rotunda of the Newark City Hall on Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey.
Global Patriot Newspapers, according to its Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Simon Ibe, has held two very successful conferences in the past, the most recent being the International Conference on Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development, focused on Nigeria, which held on March 6, 2021 in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate, New York, USA; and Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, New Jersey, USA Chapter.
Last year’s conference had Vice President Osinbajo as Keynote Speaker and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador (Professor) Tijjani Mohammed-Bande, as Chairman.
It featured other Key Speakers such as Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, former Senate President and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation; activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN); former Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Dr. Abubakar Mohammed of the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto; Professor M.J. Balogun, former DG of ASCON and erstwhile Adviser to the UNGA President, among others.
The online platform’s first Conference, on Patriotism, Untapped Potentials and National Development, was held at 4Points By Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on November 23, 2017, and had as Keynote Speaker Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in Nigeria’s upcoming 2023 General Election.
This year’s Conference on Africa’s Economy is parading an equally formidable line-up of committed pan Africanists and people of African Descent and will have participants from all over the world, all of who want remediation of the sorry situation that presently passes as the economy of Africa.