Over 300 seasoned administrators from both the private and public sectors have confirmed their participation in a two-day national conference organized by the Public Administration and Management Development Institute (PAMDI) which hold on June 11-12, 2015 at the Rock View Hotel, Abuja. Dr. Eliajah Ogbuokiri, the Director General of PAMDI, who expressed delight at the number of expected participants, described it as an indication of the desire of Nigerians to queue into a new order to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions for good governance.
According to him, the theme of the conference “Building Strong Institutions: A Necessity for Good Governance, Rule of Law, Transparency and Accountability” cannot be more auspicious than now with the inauguration of a new government in the country and yearning of Nigerians for fresh breathe into the nation’s democracy. “Strong institutions are indispensable components in the realization of the ideals of true democracy. We think that the conference is quite timely.
The inauguration of a new government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari makes the event more auspicious as some of the key factors militating against democratic development in the country will be the focal discourse. “We need strong institutions to achieve good governance. The success of any democratic system depends more on the strength of the institutions of government and not individuals. When you have strong institutions, the system can be administered very effectively,” he said. Continuing, he said that distinguished persons will on the occasion speak on the need to build very strong institutions to achieve good government through accountability, transparency and the rule of law.
Senator Tunde Ogbeha will deliver the keynote address on the theme “Building Strong Institution: A Necessity for Good Governance, Rule of Law, Transparency and Accountability. Also renowned scholar and economist, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa will speak on “An Antithesis to Building Strong Institution in Nigeria. Legal luminary, Mr. Paul C. Ananaba (SAN) will present a paper on “The Law as Instrument of Change in an Emerging Economy and Democracy”.
The Provost of the Department of Jurisprudence and Public Law, School of Law and Security Studies, Babcock University, Professor Zach Olomojobi, will speak on “Advancement of Good Governance in Nigeria, Reforms, Best Practices and Challenges”. Dr. Ogbuokiri expressed optimism that the event will serve as veritable platform for participants to expand their knowledge in effective administration for good governance.