Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Communication, Senator Solomon Adeola, who is representing Lagos West senatorial zone at the National Assembly is to speak at the 4th edition of the Ogun celebrity magazine, Ijebu News Xtra lecture series.
The lecture series is slated to hold on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the upscale Equity Resort Hotel, Ijebu Ode where the lawmaker would be speaking on Fast-tracking Development in Ogun State, Using Inherent Human and Natural Endowments of Each Zone.
Meanwhile, the guest speaker at the event is Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 general elections in Ogun state.
Apart from his sojourn in politics, Isiaka, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria is a thoroughbred economist who has also carved a niche for himself in community development.
Other prominent stakeholders in Ogun political development that would be speaking at the event include, Prince Rotimi Paseda, a chieftain of the Unity Party of Nigeria, Barr, Adewale Osinubi, the CEO Wesco Pools & Lottery and Alh. Bidemi Rufai, founder, Omo Mayodele Educational Foundation.
A prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun East and former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun state House of Assemby, Hon. Tokunbo Oshin will chair the event, while the erstwhile Chief Press Secretary to former Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Mr. Wale Adedayo will serve as the event’s compere.
Previous guest speakers at the lecture series include Otunba Kunle Kalejaiye (SAN), a boardroom guru Otunba Seyi Oduntan and His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Meanwhile, speaking on the magazine’s feat over the years, the publisher, Baaroyin Dayo Rufai, argued that while a good number of such community based tabloids and magazines in the state have gone extinct following the increasing harsh climate of publishing, dwindling sales figure, threat from web based publishing, low advert patronage, among others, a few of others keep trudging on.
This is where Ijebu News Xtra deserves a special place in the community or regional based magazines. It has not only managed to survive the teething challenges of publishing, but also boldly stamped its authority as the flagship of community magazine in Ijebuland, its target area.