Ex UN Official to speak at Uni-Lag Alumni Anniversary

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Dr. Yumkella. Source: https://cocorioko.net/

The University of Lagos Alumni Association will on Thursday, October 24, 2019 host the immediate past Sierra Leonean Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr. Kandeh Yumkella to discuss Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.

Dr. Yumkella, a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for all will be speaking on “How Nigeria Can Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals by 2030”.

The event holding at J.F Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos by 3pm will be preceded by series of exhibitions by “notable names in Nollywood, Fashion and Music,” spokesperson of the Alumni Association, Mrs. Regina Ogbodo says.

Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals will be discussing the presentation along with two others, Ogbodo said in a press statement.

The event organized as part of activities marking association’s 50th anniversary holds two days before the grand finale, which features “Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dinner.”

“A select few of our notable alumni who have left inedible footprints across spheres both in and outside Nigeria will be honored at the event,” says the Alumni’s spokesperson.

Other activities lined up for the celebration are:

1. Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Annual General Meeting at the Jelili Omotola (formerly known as Multipurpose) Hall C. Time 2.30pm.

2. Friday, October 18, 2019 – Jumat Service at the University of Lagos mosque. Time: 2:00pm

3. Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Thanksgiving Service at the Chapel of Christ the Light, University of Lagos. Time 10:00am

5. Friday, October 25, 2019 – Campus Tour and honour of “few friends of the association” at the Lagos Continental Hotel, 52a Kofo Abayomi Street Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is expected at the event.

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