Worried by the demeaning perception of the Binis within the context of development both in the areas of human recourses and infrastructure, considering the availability of the raw human and material resources,the level of development and advancement of the people of the Benin kingdom along side its environment do not complement in any way the available resources and land mass of the entire kingdom.
BENIN NATIONAL CONGRESS
IN COLLABORATION WITH
SOLOMON IYOBOSA EDEBIRI FOUNDATION
ORGANISES THE BENININ NATIONAL SUMMIT
(A Rightful step at Propelling the wheel of change)
With The Theme
CREATING THE BENIN AGENDA
Worried by the demeaning perception of the Binis within the context of development both in the areas of human recourses and infrastructure, considering the availability of the raw human and material resources,the level of development and advancement of the people of the Benin kingdom along side its environment do not complement in any way the available resources and land mass of the entire kingdom .
The lack of available resources and land mass of the entire kingdom .The lack of unity and commitment of the people of the Benin Kingdom couple with the need to foster a purposeful roadmap for the contemporary and future challenges of the Benin race provoked the convocation of the Benin National Summit which promises to be a reunion of great minds at home and abroad.It is aimed at articulating an all-encompassing blueprint for Benin nation in the socio, economic; political and religious spheres of life.
The Summit with the theme” Creating the Benin Agenda”is determined to appreciate our historical backgrounds and juxtapose it with the present reality with a view to articulating a realisticframework (Benin Agenda) for the Binis in the near and further future.
Issues boardering on the conveners amongst so many are:
This initiative was commonly conceived by patriotic Binis. However, worried by the need to drive visions into reality, the Benin National Congress during one of its maiden visits to some Benin patriots interacted with Mr. Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri MON at his Port Harcourt Residence on theneed to put a pan Benin Summit in place and an agreement was reached to go ahead with the plan. This concept has ideologically been supported by Umagbai Worldwide Association (UWA) United States. This was confirmed in the course of exchange of ideas with the BNC in the recent past.
Order of paper presentation.
1- The Bini story (Historical) – Chief D.U. Edebiri- the Esogban of Benin
2- The Bini story (Contemporary) – Chief Nosakhare Isekhure JP, Isekhure of Benin
3- Nigeria’s Federal structure and the place of Benin nation- Chief Solomon Asemota SAN; Chief Tayo Akpata; Enogie Edun Akenzua
4- The Binins in the structure of Nigeria Civil Service- the political connection. –
Prof. Omo Omoruyi; Prince Charles Agbontaen (London) Hon. Charles Ekhoe Idahosa; Comrade Nosa Igiebor; Comrade Osa Director; Sen. Daisy Ehanire Danjuma
5- Minority rule in Edo State and the way forward for Benin nation- Dr. Osagie Obayuwana; Dr. Nowa Omoigui and Senator Roland Owie.
6- Elections and Constituencies delineation in Edo State- an overview. – Dr. S.O. Ogbemudia; Chief John Odigie Oyegun; Pham. Matthew Urhoghide; Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion
7- The challenges of Education of the Benin nation. – Prof. Anthony Osagie Prof. Eghosa osaghae; Prof. (Mrs.) Emovon
8- Resource control (Benin Oil and Gas; Gele Gele Sea Port and Dry Port ) in Nigeria- the realistic framework for Benin development- Egnr Gaius Obaseki; Capt. Idahosa Okunbor JP; Dr. Steve Ogbomwan KSC (London); Sen. Ehigie Uzamere; Hon. Samson Osagie. Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, Engr. George Osahon
9- Religious harmony- a catalyst for accelerated development- High Priest Osemwingie Ebohon;Hon. (Dr.) Omokaro Izevbigie; Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki, Rev. father Ogbonmwan
10- Benin Youth; re-orientation and effective mobilization as a responsive stakeholder – Hon. Isaiah Osifo; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; Comrade Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo.
11- Key note address- (The philosophy of a Benin Summit) Mr. Solomon I. Edebiri (JP) MON
What do we plan to achieve at the end of the summitt
Program of Event.
Welcoming of guests
Introduction of Dignitaries/ Delegates
Opening Prayers and Traditional breaking of Cola nuts.
Chairman’s opening address
Goodwill message from His Royal Majesty Oba Erediauwa CFR the Oba of Benin
Keynote address by Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri (JP) MON
Paper presentations (about 3 papers)
Paper presentation session 2 (about 4 papers)
Close of of Day 1
Cultural display, Bini Poems and riddles.
Release of Communique
Cultural display, Bini Poems and riddles.
Although a South -South State, Edo has restrained itself from resorting to militancy for disputes…24 April 2017