Yuguda, Ndukwe for Business Journal 5th Anniversary Lecture/Awards

Mallam Isa Yuguda, Executive Governor of Bauchi State and Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, immediate past Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are set to grace the 5th Anniversary Lecture/Awards of Business Journal magazine scheduled for Friday, September 6, 2013 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
A statement by Prince Cookey, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Business Journal, stated that Yuguda would be the Special Guest of Honour at the event and will also receive an award: ‘Champion of Good Governance & Sustainable Development’ in recognition of his sterling qualities in promoting the tenets of good governance in Nigeria and embarking on sustainable developmental strides in Bauchi State.
In the same vein, Ndukwe will chair the event and would also be honoured with ‘Telecom Life Achievement Award’ in recognition of his decades of achievements and commitment to the telecom industry in Nigeria.
Cookey said the anniversary lecture which has ‘Is Nigeria Growing Forward or Developing Backward’ as theme, is designed to provide a platform for stakeholders in critical sectors of the economy to review the state of the media industry and national economy, and draw a roadmap for sustainable future.
He said the theme is apt given the inability of the economy to create jobs and reduce high level of poverty in the country despite Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of between six and eight per cent per annum, according to latest figures from the government and various international financial institutions.
The Business Journal publisher said the guest speakers include Mr. Roberts Orya, Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and Mr. Chike Mokwunye, Group Managing Director/CEO, Royal Exchange Plc.
Business Journal was established in 2008 to deliver cutting-edge reportage, analysis and special reports on key sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Over the years, the magazine has grown and expanded extensively in terms of editorial content, reach, advert patronage and accreditation to major international events such African Insurance Organization (AIO), Annual Meetings of the IMF/World Bank Group, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), ITU Telecom World and Nigerian Economic  Summit (NES) etc.
The special editions of the magazine are circulated to delegates at such global events every year. Today, Business Journal ranks as one of the leading business publications in the country.
The event is supported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Nigerian Export-Import Bank, IGI Plc, NICON Insurance Limited, Royal Exchange Plc, NEM Insurance Plc, STACO Insurance Plc, Anchor Insurance Company Limited etc.