Hunger, hardship: Kperogi, Olowokere to proffer solution on Boiling Point Arena

By Nudoiba Ojen

Popular columnist and communication scholar, Prof Farooq Kperogi and seasoned economist, Dr Titus Olowokere, will on Sunday brainstorm on the scourge of hunger and hardship currently ravaging Nigerians with possible prescriptions on how the nation can come out of the pang.

Kperogi and Olowokere are pencilled as discussants at the popular monthly interview discourse, Boiling Point Arena, a current affairs programme holding via Zoom and to be transmitted live on Sweet 107.1FM for a two-hour duration from 8pm on Sunday March 10, 2024.

The topic of discourse is: “Nigeria in the Throes of Hardship, Hunger and Economic Realities – What Are The Quick Fixes and Sustainable Solutions?”

The duo are to offer perspectives into how Nigeria’s economy got into this present sorry pass which is a consequential fallout of the removal of oil subsidy, the grossly devalued Naira, increasing prices of food items and how the government can navigate a way out of the economic mess.

An award-winning author and writer, Kperogi is a Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA while Dr Olowokere is President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States-Nigeria Trade Council based in Atlanta.

The once-in-a-month current affairs programme, with an incredibly large online followership, is the brainchild of the Initiator and Convener, Dr Ayo Arowojolu, a media professional with 34 years multi-varied work career spanning the media, banking and education sectors.

This particular edition of Boiling Point Arena, an online discourse on governance and nation building, is the 17th such installment since the programme debuted in November 2022.

A foremost traditional ruler, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof Saka Matemilola, is expected to deliver the keynote address to herald the discourse, in his capacity as the Chairman, Boiling Point Council of Royals and Elders.

According to a statement by the Chairman, Organizing Committee for the programme, Mr Eddy Ademosu, one of Nigeria’s notable Public Relations Icons, the interview discourse will in particular revisit the several causative factors that have pinned down Nigeria’s economy in a retrogressive trend ever since the boom Era of General Gowon.

Ademosu commended the Management of Sweet FM, chaired by the Promoter, Senator Olugbenga Obadara, for identifying with worthy causes through partnering with the Boiling Point platform to widen the audience reach through its terrestrial and online channels

BOILING POINT, a news and general interest platform comprises an array of eminent personalities including over 300 Professors, technocrats, industry leaders, High Court Justices, traditional rulers, security top shots, media professionals and several others.

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