The Maris Trust Council, MTC, organisers of the Maris Annual Public Service Lecture, is set to unveil the first female Guest Speaker for this year’s edition of the lecture series.
Secretary, MTC, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, made the disclosure on Saturday morning in a statement he made available to journalists in Asaba, Delta State.
According to Egugbo, the general public, participants at the annual lecture series in particular, played vital roles in selecting who will deliver the lecture.
He said, “it is a thing of joy to say that in the next couple of days, we shall unveil the Guest Speaker at this year’s edition of Maris Annual Public Service Lecture.
“We can confidently say that this year’s edition shall be delivered by a woman who has recorded first in several areas; of course, she will be the first female to feature as Guest Speaker at the annual event which is used to proffer solutions to the challenges of the society.
“We are grateful to the government of Delta State led by Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for making the state conducive for the MTC to again, choose the state as host for the lecture which has participants from all over the world.
“We also thank participants who are patiently waiting to know who will deliver the lecture and to those who suggested topics and guest speakers for this year’s lecture, we say, thank you as we look forward to your active participation and physical presence at the lecture.
“For those who will be attending the lecture from outside Asaba, you can make use of the Asaba International Airport; Asaba is safe, have hotels of international standards, good cuisine and hospitable people.
“By God’s grace, this year’s edition shall hold on its traditional date of Wednesday of the Holy Week, that is, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday, March 27, 2024 at 12 Noon.
“Thank you. “