The Governor of Niger State,
The publisher of News Express, Isaac Umunna, who spoke on the upcoming anniversary, said that Governor Bello would speak on the topic:
In a statement, Umunna said:
“We are delighted to have His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, deliver the News Express 5th Anniversary Lecture. Perhaps, no issue is engaging the attention of Nigerians at the moment more than national unity and restructuring.
We have chosen the right man to speak on this crucial issue at this moment of heightening agitations across the country.
His Excellency, Governor Sani Bello, is a distinguished new breed Nigerian leader whose state, Niger, has, over the decades, played a very significant role in promoting national unity.
We are sure that he will bring fresh and interesting perspectives to the issue on the lecture day.”
Umunna added that the lecture would hold in Lagos at a venue soon to be made public, and would be graced by a galaxy of personalities whose identities would be unveiled in due course.
News Express, which debuted on August 29, 2012, is one of Nigeria’s most popular and influential online dailies and is read by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and records an annual traffic of upwards of 100 million.