2017 Speakers

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Richard Mofe-Damijo--Actor, Writer & Producer

Richard Mofe-DamijoActor, Writer & Producer

Richard Mofe-Damijo (popularly known as RMD) is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. In 2005, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. A 1997 graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Benin, RMD also read Law at the University of Lagos where he graduated in 2004. He is married with children

Oby Ezekwesili--Fmr. VP, World Bank Africa

Oby EzekwesiliFmr. VP, World Bank Africa

Obiageli Ezekwesili (popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili) is a chartered accountant and a former Minister who held the portfolios of Solid Minerals and Education at different times between 2004 and 2007. She also served as the Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division from May 2007 to May 2012. Ezekwesili holds a Master's in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos and a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. An ordained pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, she is married with children.

Charity Stephen Shekari--Fmr. Commisioner of Health

Charity Stephen ShekariFmr. Commisioner of Health

Mrs Charity Stephen Shekari is a former commissioner of Health in Kaduna State where her late husband had once served as Deputy Governor. A 1983 Bachelor of Arts degree holder in English with a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy, both from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Mrs Shekari has attended leadership programmes from several reputable institutions in the world, including Stanford and Harvard Universities in the United States. She is a mother.

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