A Leaders-Media Forum for National Development will hold in Abuja on May 19th, 2022 at National Merit House.
It is gathering of political leaders and media professionals. The forum is being put together by a non- governmental body, Good Circle International Organisation, in collaboration with The Trumpet newspaper.
The theme of the forum is PROMOTING CITIZENS UNITY AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
The Editor-in- Chief of The Trumpet, Mr. Omokioja Eto, said that “there is no better time to hold this event as there is the need for leaders and the media as well as the general public to interact and bring lasting solutions to the challenges facing our society.”
In the same vein, the International President of GCIO, Engr. Esanerovo Agbodo, in a press statement in Abuja stated that “the forum is meant to beam searchlight on issues bordering on the unity and empowerment of Nigerians toward building a virile nation.” Agbodo added: “the Forum is deliberately formulated to bring leaders from different political parties under one roof as a way of promoting unity among Nigerians irrespective of political parties affiliations.
All Nigerian citizens are one in their search for good governance and economic empowerment. “So, what we need in Nigeria is good governance and Nigerians under any political party that have what it takes to govern the country effectively should present themselves and state clearly their visions so that Nigerians can make informed decisions in the 2023 elections.”
Leaders expected at the Forum as Speakers are former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Senator Rochas Okorocha as well as Kogi State Governor Yayaya Bello and his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike.
The 2019 presidential candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Major-General John Gbor (Rtd), will be the chairman of the forum. The Forum will also examine the use of philanthropy as a way of complementing government efforts in the development of citizens in order to reduce poverty and crime rate in Nigeria.