By Ngozi Onyeakusi


The Brand Journalists’ Association of Nigeria (BJAN) has concluded plans for its 2017 Annual Conference holding in Enugu, the Enugu State capital.

The conference with the theme ‘ Corporate Governance, Public Accountability And The Challenge Of Repositioning Nigeria is scheduled to hold between November 2nd and 4th.

The epoch making event is expected to galvanize discussions that will properly unravel grey areas of governance in private and public institutions.

To grace the occasion are the Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the special guest of honor, the Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc. Nnamdi Okonkwo, Professor of Public Administration UNN, Prof. Tony Onyishi quest speakers.

Other Stakeholders connected to the field of Corporate governance through presentations and discussions, are equally expected to do justice to the topic .

According , Goddie Ofose led association which had successfully organised similar annual conferences in Abeokuta,Osogbo,Ibadan and Ajah-Lagos decided to move this year’s event outside the Western Part of the country to reflect the Pan Nigeria nature and membership of the trail-blazing body.

Meanwhile, as the members of the association are making frantic efforts to reach out to the top executives of Enugu state government to embrace and present keynote address on’Corporate Governance,Public Accountability and Economic Growth of Nigeria, other themes expected to be presented by some top corporate executives are ‘ The Roles of the Media in the Entrenchment of Corporate Governance and Public Accountability’ and ‘Aligning Global Best Practices with Nigerian Corporate Governance Standards’.

Brand Journalists’ Association Of Nigeria(BJAN) had,in the last four years organised conferences that have become veritable platforms for proactive conversations on wide ranging issues affecting the Nigerian public and private sectors.

The associations’ eggheads are convinced of the need to deeply explore the topic, especially at this point of Nigeria’s economy when corporations are in need of better performance while governmental institutions are also looking for opportunities to deliver better values for the populace.

In 2015, the association held her conference in Ibadan on the theme ‘Challenges And Prospects Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Nigeria :Roles of Organisations, Government And The Media’ while it discussed ‘Mobile Money In Nigeria :Challenges, Opportunities And Threats’ during the conference held in Lagos in 2016.