26 November 2012

Nigeria: Great Nigerian Entrepreneurs for Launch

The stage is finally set for the public presentation of Great Nigerian Entrepreneurs: The Making of Their Business Empires."

The launch will take place on November 28 at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos, at 7:00 pm.

The event, according to its organisers, will be the gathering of the highest number of Nigerian entrepreneurs in recent history.

The compendium, put together by BusinessWorld Newspapers will be released to the public through a Special Evening tagged, "An Evening with Great Nigerian Entrepreneurs."

The chairman of the occasion is Mr. Kolapo Lawson, the chairman of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and Executive Vice-Chairman of Lawson's Corporation

The guest speaker is Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The special guest of honour is Professor Ndi Okereke-Onyuike, the former Director General of Nigerian Stock Exchange and also former Chairman of African Stock Exchanges Association (ASEA).

The event will be kicked-off with a keynote speech on entrepreneurship by Dr. (Mrs) Ije Jidemma, an experienced banker and managing director of Leading Edge Consulting Ltd and Executive Secretary of Goddy Jidemma Foundation. Dr. Jidemma will x-ray the role played by all these great men in national development.

The book will be finally presented to the public by an eminent legal practitioner , Dr Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The compendium addresses the stories of some of the Nigerian greatest entrepreneurs, the intimate stories of their business and private activities, with emphasis on the driving motives, the philosophical and economic principles that make their business so successful amidst the harsh business operating environment in Nigeria across the arch of time and space.

Also expected at the occasion, some of whom have already indicated their acceptance to grace the occasion, include Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Nigerian Head of State; Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Chairman Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY Newspapers, Mr Nduka Obaigbena; chairman of Honeywell Group of Companies, Oba Otudeko; chairman of Chikason Group of Companies, Dr Chikason Okafor; Group Executive Chairman of Betcy Group of Companies, Dr Ausbeth Ajagu, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Chairman of Zinox Computers, Leo Stan Eke, and many more.

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