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As the TedX Budon event approaches, the Minister of State for the FCT, Hajiya Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu is slated to be one of the speakers at the event. 

This is contained in a refreshing press statement signed by the organisers which they made available to the media in Lokoja.

Her role as speaker in the first ever TedX Budon, named after her Community is aimed at impacting the local people and is expected to touch on motivational issues that would impact citizens positively, especially the genealogy, antecedents and process of growth to ministerial status. 

It is expected to also touch on many areas that involves Education, girl – child education among other things aimed at enlightening the public and challenging the many existing status quo. 

According to the statement, other notable speakers are drawn from the public and private sectors, the academia, youth and students among others who would use personal experience to share on how adversities could be overcomed. 

Haj. Dr. Ramatu Tijjani, nee Sidi, was born into the Royal family of late Alhaji Sidi Ali Mamman Bawa Allah of Budon, Kogi State. She is an Alumni of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. she was later conferred with a Doctor of Public Administration honorary degree by the Prestigious Commonwealth University, London, United Kingdom. 

Similarly, she earned another Certificate in Leadership Skills from the reputable Abbey College, London, also in the United Kingdom and A Ph.D holder in security and strategic studies from Nassarawa State University, Lafia. 

Tpl Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu is equally an Envoy Extraordinaire of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, a fellow of the institute of public administration of Nigeria FIPAN as well as a Fellow of the Corporate Administration Institute (FCAI).

Also slated to speak at the event is Dr Aminu Isa of the federal university Lokoja with Amb Nihi and Prof. A.B Ahmed of Bayero University Kano also penned down to present talks. 

Originally standing for Technology, Entertainment and Design, TED has grown in acceptability and popularity all over the world and covers topics to include everything from politics to feminism, science, music, and business, and many others. 

Notable individuals from within Kogi State and others from across Nigeria delivered talks in previous events in the state, taking cues from celebrities, Nobel Prize Winners, artists, politicians, and leaders in all sorts of industries to have given TED talks globally. 

The goals of this nonprofit organization remain to provide nonpartisan educational content, seeking out interesting people to speak and share their knowledge and passions that would impact the society positively, start conversations on topical issues and drive development process for communities. 

The theme of TEDx Budon 2021 is; “Shades of Tomorrow’ and is aimed at providing an insight into the future as it relates to every aspect of the community. The event will use its international platforms to spotlight the challenges facing budon & kakanda kingdom at large while placing it on the global map. 

It will take place at Edgedrive Hotel Hall in Lokoja by 9 am of Saturday, 11th December, 2021.

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