With a few days to the public lecture and presentation of The Interview magazine, the Chairman of LEADERSHIP and former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, has commended the magazine for its journalistic mark in the last one year.
In an interview to mark the magazine's anniversary coming up on Tuesday, September 6 in Abuja, Nda-Isaiah said, "the magazine has done in one year what it has taken many other publications many years to achieve. It has created a niche for itself in a very short time."
He said he was not surprised because the editorial team comprised some of the best hands in the industry.
In a statement issued by The Interview last week, the MD/Editor-In-Chief, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene, said the presentation of the magazine will marked with the first annual public lecture, entitled, Why Start-ups Fail And Strategies To Save Them.
"The lecture," he said, "is designed to address one of the most topical and troubling issues of our time - how to create and sustain private-sector driven jobs."
Ishiekwene said, "We have invited a broad range of stakeholders from Nigeria and other economic engine rooms across the continent - including entrepreneurs, investors and regulators - to share their experiences and provide practical solutions. We'll be sharing ideas about things that have worked and failed and also providing insights that businesses can use."
The statement said the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has accepted to be the Special Guest Of Honour, while South Africa's leading publisher and CEO of The Mail and Guardian, Mr. Trever Ncube, will be the Guest Speaker.
Other speakers will be the MD/CEO of RainOil, Mr. Gabriel Ogbechie and the Chairman and Founder of the Mike Omotosho Foundation, Dr. Mike Omotosho.
The chairman of the occasion is the Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, while the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Abdul'Aziz Abubakar Yari, is the chief presenter.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is the chief host.
The event will open with a Red Carpet at Yar'Adua Centre at 9am.
The Interview Has Made A Mark - Nda-Isaiah