Alfred Babalola to Host Multi-million National Confab, he made this known during his annual public lectures.
Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, said that he would host and sponsor a national conference, with the theme ‘Summit of Hope’ as a way to find solution to the myriads of issues bedeviling Nigeria.
Alfred Babalola, who announced the multi-million naira donation of N50m for the national confab, which he said was scheduled to hold soon at ABUAD hall and ABUAD Inn, said eminent Nigerians, including former Presidents and leading traditional rulers, would be attended to the national confab to proffer lasting solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
The ABUAD founder (Alfred Babalola) who spoke at Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, during the 10th Aare Afe Babalola Annual Public Lecture organised by the Ado Ekiti branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.
He said, “The situation in Nigeria today is terrible and all hands must be on the deck to savage it from total collapse. I am proposing ABUAD as venue of the summit because it is safe, has a Federal Ministry of Aviation-certified helipad, well equipped 400-bed multi-system hospital, amongst others.
Top personalities that Babalola said would be invited included the Sultan of Sokoto; Alhaji Saad Abubakar; Alaafin of Oyo; Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe and Obi Of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; Bishop David Oyedepo; Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah; Pastor Enoch Adeboye; Gen. Theophilus Danjuma; Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Prof. Wole Soyinka; and Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
Oba Ogunwusi, who chaired the programme, hailed Babalola’s decision, describing it as a patriotic decision targeted at restoring normalcy to the polity.
The monarch lastly added that he would, in his capacity as Co-Chaiman of National Traditional Council of Nigeria, report the development to fellow rulers to seek massive support.