2017 annual memorial lecture of Late Samuel Ladoke Akintola, former premier of Western Region has been scheduled to hold on Thursday January 12 in Lagos
The commemorative events which will hold at Afe Babalola Auditorium University of Lagos (UNILAG) Lagos will also featured official launching of Ladoke Akintola Foundation and presentation of award to distinguish personalities.
According to the press statement signed by the chairman planning committee Mr Adedokun Adeyemi, the Executive governor of Oyo state Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Professor Ralph A. Akinfeleye of the Department of Mass communication UNILAG will deliver key note address at the event.
Recipients of the award include, General Ibrahim Babangida, Former Military Head of State, Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, of the state of Osun and Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo states.
Others are, Professor Akinjide Osuntokun, Professor OBC Nwolise, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Mr Raji Adewale, Director Oodua investment limited, Mr Bamiji Ojo, former Director NCC Ibadan, Punch Newspaper Ahmadu Bello foundation and late chief Ladiji Abidemi Gbadamosi former president ogbomoso parapo
The release read further that President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhamadu Buhari is the special guest of honour while Dr Yomi Finnih is the chairman of the occasion and Chief Chris Ogunbanjo is the father of the day while Ambassador Yomi Akintola and Dr . Abimbola Akintola are the chief host.
Traditional rulers expected to grace the occasions, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’adu, Oba Rildwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu, Akiolu Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano, Oba Olayiwola Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebuland, , Oba Saliu Adetunji, Oubadan of Ibadan, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi ,Ajagunbade 111, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi, Olofa of Offa and others.