PRESIDENT-General of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga, will on September 6 chair the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center by the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, MCIU as part of activities to celebrate the 4th annual Olorogun Michael Ibru memorial lecture.
The event which is being organized virtually by the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University will have Mr. Peter Bamkole, Pioneer Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University who is the keynote speaker speaking on the topic, “Innovation in Entrepreneurship Changes the Rules of the GAME.”
This will be followed by a panel session where an array of seasoned discussants such as Bismarck Rewane, managing director and chief executive officer, Financial Derivatives Company, Muda Yusuf the Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Obaro Osah, Regional Manager, Bank of Industry, and a host of others who will examine the focal point of the lecture.
According to a statement by the public relations officer of the university, Oscar Ogbakpan, the event which will be chaired by the UPU President General, will be moderated by Dr. Benson Uwheru of Ernest & Young International while Goodie Ibru will lead the commemorative citation.
The statement reads: “The official launch of the centre at the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, in honour of her founder, Olorogun (Dr.) Michael C. O. Ibru, will be the culmination of the vision of the university as part of her contribution to nation building using entrepreneurship and innovation as a pivot.
“The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre will cater to the teaching of vocational skills and entrepreneurial competencies whilst serving as an innovations’ hub for young and enterprising minds where it will also create business opportunities and provide start-up aid.
“The Centre’s initiators believe that nurturing entrepreneurs in developing countries will provide innovations that are important for firm country growth and that Innovation can play an important role in catch-up and growth of human capital in a global economy especially as we move to the new normal.”