THE FORMER president of Nigeria will host an Oxford University lecture discussing leadership in Africa. Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, Woodstock Road, will hold the lecture titled ‘Leadership in the African context: how to drive transformational change in African countries.’ Speaker Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is a two-time President of Nigeria who served as Nigeria’s military Head of State from 1976–79, becoming the first military ruler in Nigeria to hand over power to a democratically elected government. In 1999, he was elected civilian President and held office until 2007. He will discuss his experiences as an ex-statesman as well as his experiences and views of other countries all across the continent. He has also held various positions in the United Nations as well as the African Union, where he was Chairperson from 2004 to 2006. The free lecture will be held on Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm. Booking is required for the public event. Visit bsg.ox.ac.uk to register for tickets. The event will also be live streamed and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.
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