Preparations for the maiden anniversary lecture of Penpushing are now in top gear as the epoch-making programme is set to hold at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The Chairman of the Planning Committee, Olufunke Fadugba made this known to journalists after the committee’s meeting held at Daktard Hotel, Quarry road, Abeokuta.
Fadugba, a former Chairperson Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Lagos Council, said the topic of the lecture is ”Social Media: Building Parameter for Trust to Achieve Political and National Growth’,adding that the guest lecturer, Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe has agreed to give the topic a professional cum academic touch.
She disclosed that former Ogun State governor, Olusegun Osoba would lead other ex -governors to the occasion as Penpushing fathers of the day, while the traditional ruler of Akinale in Owu Kingdom of Egbaland, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye is the royal father of the day.
The committee Chairman, who said the anniversary was scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, however called for support and active participation of all members of the platform towards a successful anniversary.
Fadugba, while speaking further, said a journalism icon, Prof Idowu Sobowale would Chair the occasion, adding that various professional bodies including human right activists among others had been invited.
She also stated that some selected secondary and tertiary institutions have been contacted to allow participation of their students, to further garner knowledge from the lecture.
The committee boss also disclosed that some selected bloggers would also attend the ceremony, as an avenue for them to learn from fountain of knowledge of the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (Unilag),who is the guest lecturer.
Saying additional information in regards the anniversary would be available, she disclosed that the committee can also be reach on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.