By Nudoiba Ojen
Prominent traditional ruler, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof. Saka Matemilola, will, on Sunday, chair the live interview session titled, “Travails of Nigeria’s Federalism and the Imperative of Rethinking our System of Government” at the popular Boiling Point Arena.
Oba Matemilola, who is the Chairman, Boiling Point Council of Royals and Elders, will also deliver a keynote address on the monthly online discourse on governance and nation building.
Discussants are two of Nigeria’s foremost nationalists and patriots, Dr Yemi Farounbi and Prof Olutayo Adesina. A media icon, Dr Farounbi is formerly Nigeria’s Ambassador to Phillipines and the Kingdom of Cambodia while Prof. Adesina is a renowned history scholar of the University of Ibadan.
The interview discourse, which is the 10th monthly edition, will hold online via Google Meet and is expected to be transmitted live by an Abeokuta-based radio station, Sweet 107.1FM, for the two-hour duration from 8pm to 10pm.
It will, in particular revisit the foundational identity crisis of Nigeria from nationhood at Independence and the various systems of government that have brought the country to almost the edge of a precipe.
Boiling Point Arena, a current affairs programme with an incredibly large online followership, is the brainchild of the Initiator and Convener, Mr Ayo Arowojolu, a media professional with 33 years multi-varied work career spanning the media, banking and education sectors.
Oba Matemilola enjoined the government and key political players to utilize the opportunity offered by Boiling Point Arena to cross-ventilate ideas capable of proffering solutions to the myriads of problems confronting the nation.
In a press statement, Chairman, organizing committee for Boiling Point Arena, one of Nigeria’s foremost public relations icon, Mr Eddy Ademosu, commended the Management of Sweet FM, chaired by Senator Olugbenga Obadara for identifying with worthy causes through partnering with the Boiling Point Arena to widen the audience reach through its terrestrial and online channels.
BOILING POINT is a news and general interest platform for informed discussions, robust viewpoints and commentaries on governance and national development issues.
The platform comprises an array of eminent personalities including over 200 professors, technocrats, industry leaders, High Court Justices, traditional rulers, security top shots, media professionals and several others.