Today, 27th August 2021, Anaedoonline Third Anniversary Lectures took place at Martina Chukwuma Plaza, Nnewi and was graced with its promised star-guests.
The occasion that was chaired by Chief Innocent Chukwuma (represented), had the former Governor of Anambra State and vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi in visual attendance.
Peter Obi spoke on the need for the banking sectors to donate more to small and medium enterprises, SMEs, which are the backbone of GDPs and businesses in developed and rapidly developing countries.
He also pointed out that the politics of paying people for doing nothing is killing entrepreneurial energies.
Kene Mkparu, Film House founder and immediate past CEO and KOMWorld Movies founder spoke on the potentials of the entertainment industry, most especially the movie industry to make southeast Nigeria the economic powerhouse of the state.
Anayo Nwosu, the head of retail banking in Keystone Bank, spoke about the the need to prepare the Southeast for the next decade by providing better infrastructures, stronger educational and informational systems that would serve to keep the numerous talents in the region that are being lost to Lagos and countries abroad.
On his part, Dikanna Okafor, the executive director of Chicason Group spoke on the need for youths to make sacrifices and for southeasterners to help one another grow just as Kenechukwu did for AZ Oil when no one would take a chance on them.
The chairman of Lion Business Park, O.J Mbonu, gave a presentation, highlighting the merits of Lion Business Park in the southeast and the huge opportunities that are open to the people of the region by the presence of the free trade zone.
Obed Monago, the president of Nigerians in Diaspora Americas and an automotive engineer and second keynote speaker, joined from the United States highlighted the need for informal education and paying more attention to STEM and computer-related learnings. He urged the governments of the southeast to come together and make the region the envy of the country.
He regretted that Nigerians are good at presentations and poor at execution.
Other speakers include Ifeanyi Aniagoh, Onyiye Igbokwe, and Cornel Osigwe, the founder and CEO of Anaedoonline who spoke about the goals of the Anaedoonline brand, the challenges, milestones, and its corporate social responsibility push.
There was a questions and answers section, an artiste presentation, photo sessions (red carpet included), meet and greet, and light refreshment.
This story is the first in the series of stories about the Anaedoonline Third Anniversary Lectures.
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