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Public Lecture/Luncheon: Chairman NES-EDO, Prof Mercy Ada Anyiwe Advocates For “A New Paradigm” As Group Sets To Honor A Renowned Academic, Economist, Prof Mike Obadan In UNIBEN

As Dr. Francis Igberaese (Secretary, NES-EDO) commends the Chief Host of the Public Lecture/ Luncheon, and UNIBEN Vice-Chancellor, Prof Lilian .I. Salami on the feat; says honour to Prof Mike .I. Obadan is a new paradigm.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

As part of efforts to recognize the contributions of one of her group members towards proffering solutions to Nigeria’s economic quagmire to promote economic growth and development in the country and years of mentorship of younger generation of Economists, administrators and social scientists as well as landmark achievements in the field of Economics, NES-Edo State Chapter, is set to honor Professor Mike . I. Obadan.

In a press statement made available to some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital today being 25th September 2021, the NES- Edo State Chapter Secretary, commends the Nigerian Economic Society, Edo-State Chapter (NES-EDO), under the Chairmanship of UNIBEN’s Professor of Development Economics, Statistics and Health Economics, Prof. Mercy Ada Anyiwe for organizing the Lecture/Luncheon in honour of Prof Mike .I. Obadan which is a new paradigm whereby people are honoured while they are very much around to join others in celebrating their own hard work and achievements.

Prof Mike .I. Obadan a retired Professor of Economics, University of Benin, Edo State is a Fellow of Nigerian Economic Society and Non-Executive Director, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Dr. Igberaese while commending the Chief Host of the Public Lecture/ Luncheon, and Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, Edo State, Prof Lilian .I. Salami on her support and kind gesture towards NES-EDO, then extended invitation to the general public to attend the group’s Lecture and Luncheon holding in UNIBEN.

The Public Lecture/ Luncheon event in Honour of Prof Mike Obadan slated to take place at the Banquet Hall of University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State on 28th September, 2021 by 10.00am and 1.00pm respectively will dwell on the topic: “Deposit Insurance And Financial Inclusion In The New Digital Age”.

NES-EDO will feature the Managing Director, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Abuja Mr. Bello Hassan as the guest lecturer. The Public Lecture/Luncheon event will be under the Distinguished Chairmanship of the former Edo State Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Henry Duke Tenebe (JP), and Co-Chairman, Comrade Osahon Imaru, the former Executive Director, Edo State Revenue Service, and Captain, Police Officers’ Mess, Benin City (Tennis Section).

Prof Mercy Ada Anyiwe who is the NES-Edo State Chairman, and the Host of the Public Lecture/ Luncheon, uses this avenue to commend the events Chief Host, and UNIBEN’S VC, Prof Lilian .I. Salami for her unquantifiable academic achievements and developmental strides in UNIBEN, Benin City, Edo State; and also to commend the support and tireless efforts of the event’s Planning Committee as Chaired by Dr. Judith Omom Iseghohi, towards the success of the Lecture/Luncheon event in UNIBEN.

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