Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; former External Affairs Minister, Mr Odein Ajumogobia (SAN); Senate Deputy President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; renowned Oxford University scholar, Dr. Abdu Raufu Mustapha would all be engaged in a Public Service Debate organised by the St. John?s Forum.

A statement by the forum on Wednesday confirmed this, saying the debate was part of the activities lined-up for its maiden edition of the event.

St. John’s forum is a group of public spirited Nigerians with deep interest in promoting the common good, good governance, national development, peace and stability.

The statement read, “This maiden debate will hold on March, 26th 2014 at 11.00am at Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, with the motion: ‘Will Nigeria be better served by a parliamentary system of government?? 

“The debate is part of a Public Service Debate series designed to bring to the fore, critical issues that affects our society.  The Forum?s aim is to promote and enhance public awareness, dialogue, and encourage participatory thought on matters of social and national importance.

“The speaking panel at this maiden edition comprises some of Nigeria’s noblest minds, including Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; former External Affairs Minister, Mr Odein Ajumogobia (SAN); Senate Deputy President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; renowned Oxford University scholar, Dr. Abdu Raufu Mustapha. The former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku will moderate the debate.”

It added that St. John?s Forum is apolitical.

“It is a platform committed to advancing dialogues that promote the common good in all aspects of our national life. Its activities will be of interest to all segments of the community – industry, commerce, the intelligentsia, the press, politicians, decision makers, and indeed ordinary Nigerians.

“The Forum believes that the coming together of such a diverse body of people with widely differing backgrounds and aspirations to debate a singular issue, must ultimately promote good,” it added.

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