Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and the Deputy Chairman, Malam Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State will both speak at an international conference on ‘20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2019’ scheduled to hold at Oxford University, United Kingdom on Friday.
A statement from the conference administrator, Brenda McCollum, said the one-day conference is hosted by the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Governors Fayemi and Tambuwal, who will be the special guests at the conference, are expected to reflect on Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in their addresses to the international audience.
Renowned American scholar of democracy and author of ‘Class, Ethnicity and Democracy in Nigeria: The Failure of the First Republic’, Professor Larry Diamond, will give the keynote address at the conference where many scholars based in Nigeria, Europe and the United States will present papers. Prof Diamond will speak on ‘20 Years of Semi-Democracy in Nigeria: Future Challenges for Democratic Development’.
By Zahradeen Yakubu Shuaibu,