Diplomats, Development and policy experts, economists and activists working on Inequality are gathering in Abuja Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 to crack their brains on Income Inequality and Decent Work in Nigeria. Put together by Analytics Research and Development Initiative, (ORADI), the one-day event will feature, amongst others, two research presentations.
These are “Attainment of Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Targets: A Preliminary Analysis of Nigeria’s Performance” scheduled to be presented by University of Ibadan’s Professor F. O Ugwumike and J.T Nwanakwere from the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, (NISER) also based in Ibadan. The second research presentation is that by another University of Ibadan, (UI) egghead, Dr. Joseph Ogebe and Dr. Adedeji Adeniran from the Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa, (CSEA).
Prof Jibrin Ibrahim, a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Democracy and Development, (CDD) will be on hand to moderate the proceedings. Other key participants are Prof Sarah Anyanwu, the Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Abuja and President of the Nigerian Economic Society, (NES); Prof J. S Odama, the Chief Economic Adviser to late President Shehu Shagari who is coming in as a Guest of Honour; Prof Jerome Afeikhena from Igbinedion Union, a Special Adviser to the African Union Commission, (AUC); Prof Fabian Osuji, a former Minister for Education who will be the Special Guest of Honour and Prof Ebere Onwudiwe, the publisher and Editorial Director of MDGs Monitor Journal run by ORADI.
Before the event packs up at 3. 00pm at the Yar’Adua Centre, participants would savour the dancing skills of the “Body Twisters”, a dance troupe from Cross Rivers State of Nigeria.